Photo colorization of child laborer

Eleven Year Old Coal Mine Worker, 1908.

Courtesy of The Library of Congress archives, this photo was taken at the Turkey Knob Coal mine in West Virginia by Lewis Hine in 1908. The disheveled boy in the photo was identified as being Otha Porter Martin who was born on July 3, 1897, making him only eleven years old at the time the…

Colorized black and white photo of Times Square,1903

Colorized Photo of One Times Square Under Construction, 1903

This photo of Times Square under construction was taken in 1903 by an unknown photographer. The narrow building being constructed in the center of the photo was designed by architects Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz and Andrew C. McKenzie to serve as the headquarters for The New York Times. After completion of the building in 1904, The New York Times thought…

Colorized black and white photo of Ellis Island Immigrants

Immigrant Children Arrive at Ellis Island, New York 1908

This photo of immigrant children & their families comes from the National Archives and was taken at Ellis Island, New York in 1908 by the Brown brothers. From 1892 until its doors closed in 1954, millions of immigrants passed through Ellis Island in search of a better life. The faces of the children in this…

Colorized photo Vietnam War

American Paratroopers in Southern Vietnam, 1965

This photo was taken in the jungle area of Ben Cat, South Vietnam, Sept. 25, 1965 by french photographer Henry Huet. The soldiers in the photo are paratroopers of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade. The guns being carried by the soldiers are M-16’s. Although I would have preferred to color the stocks of the…

Afternoon Drive in a Franklin Model D Roadster, 1908.

This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within The Library of Congress and was taken in Washington, D.C. in  1908. The individuals in this photo are the wife and daughter of Frank S. Bliven who worked for a local automobile agency called Cook & Stoddard. The fine automobile in this photo is a…

Where Marines Go, Their Pinups Go

This photo comes from the Library of Congress and was taken in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa . The American Marines on this landing barge are just outside the Tarawa Atoll and are a part of the first American offensive in the central Pacific region. This battle was considered especially hellish because this was…

Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse colorized and restored, 1917.

American Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse, 1918.

This photo was taken in 1918 and comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within the Library of Congress. The restoration involved in this photo took quite a while to complete. The colorizing portion of the photo was equally as time consuming if not more. I am aware I have been lacking in updating frequently,…

Colorized and restored photo of Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1905

A Stroll Down the Atlantic City Boardwalk 1905

This photo was taken on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between 1905 and 1907. Multiple sources report different dates and I couldn’t pin down who took the original photo or the exact day. I do know it was a sunny day warm day from the bathers taking “Saltwater Baths” underneath the “Million Dollar Pier”, which is…