USPS Special Delivery Messengers on Motorized Scooters, 1917.

These guys weren’t ordinary mailmen, they were “Special Delivery Messengers” for the US Postal Service. Beginning in 1913 any boy 16 years of age or older could become a Special Delivery Messenger at the postmasters discretion. Generally you would see the Special Delivery Messengers riding bicycles to deliver their packages, but this group decided to…

Tyke on a Trike, 1913. Restored and Colorized.

This photo of future socialite Helen Marye on her tricycle was taken in Washington D.C.  some time in between 1913-1918. The photo is part of the Harris & Ewing collection and is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Helen Marye was the daughter of Russian ambassador,George Marye.  She grew up in Washington D.C and was…

Restoration and colorization of woman riding a motorcycle 1918

Woman Taking a Motorcycle Ride Through D.C , 1918

No helmet and looking elegant. An impressive action shot for the time period, this photo of a woman riding a motorcycle is courtesy of the Library of Congress and was taken in 1918 by Harris & Ewing. The photo was taken in Washington D.C. looking east from East Executive Ave.  None of the buildings in…

Colorized Black and white photo of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

A website and digital archive called “Digital Einstein”  launched Friday afternoon. The digital archive contains letters, papers, postcards, notebooks and diaries that Einstein left scattered in Princeton and in other archives when he died in 1955. The interface and design of the website is eye-pleasing and speedy and the digital archives are easy to navigate….

Actor, Officer and Future President, Ronald Reagan.

The Gipper!  This publicity photo of Ronald Wilson Reagan was taken by Warner Brother’s photographer Schuyler Crail in the spring may of 1939. With World War II beginning to take shape, major film studios promoted their movie stars military service heavily. Prior to his success as an actor, Ronald Reagan enlisted in the U.S. Army…

Colorized Black and white photo of two men in a Haynes Roadster on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1913.

Hand Operated Traffic Stop in Washington D.C. , 1913

 After 15 + hours of colorization, 4 hours of restoration work, 5 hours of post-work and over 400 layers used, I have finally completed my work on this photo. From the Library of Congress, this photo  was taken in 1913 at the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and 14th street in Washington DC. The car these…

Colorized black and white photo of a painter climbing up the golden gate bridge in 1947.

Painter Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge , 1947

I took a mini-vacation from my photo colorization and restoration work last week. Its been almost a year since I launched this website and I never anticipated it would garner so much attention in such a short time. Thanks to flattering articles from The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Distractify, Yahoo and several other popular online news sites,…