Colorization of 6 year old paperboy , 1915

Six Year Old Paperboy, 1915

“A 6-year-old newsie who tried to “short change” me. Los Angeles, California. May 1915” This is the caption listed by the photographer Lewis Wickes Hine who took this photo for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress. AT age six, this kid looks tougher than most adults I know. What drew me…

Colorized black and white photo of Migrants

Migratory Family Fleeing the Dust Bowl, 1937

This photo of a migrant family on the road and looking for work in 1937 Arizona was taken by Dorothea Lange. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is considered to be one of  America’s greatest documentary photographers and is best known for her chronicles of the Great Depression photographs of migratory farm workers. Dorethea Lange’s photos were created…

Colorized Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley Colorized

“For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work.” – Annie Oakley. I can relate.  Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Moses, was a natural born sharp-shooter,entertainer and all around bad-ass. She gained notoriety for being  the only female in a completely male dominated sport,  shootin’ guns.  Born in a log cabin in 1860 in…

Street Photographer Elliot Erwitt’s “In Glass” Colorized

Since beginning this website, I have delved deeper and deeper into the world of  black and white photography and have discovered some incredible yet slightly unrecognized  photographers. Each new photographer I stumble across leads me to another. One type of black and white photographer I have really fallen in love with is street photography from…

Colorization of a Carriage Ride Through 1953 New York

I recently stumbled across some of street photographer Vivian Maier’s black and white photographs from the fifties and was really blown away with her work. Like Frank Larson, the raw feel of her photography of candid New York in the 1950’s makes me feel like I could step right through the photo in 1953. For…

Colorization of Frank Larsons black and white photo of woman waiting on a photo booth in 1954.

Photographic Sensation Colorization, 1954

This black and white photo was taken in 1954 by New York street photographer Frank Larson. I stumbled across his work recently and was blown away by his candid shots of New York life in the 1950’s, I highly suggest you check out his work. With no need for a photographer and the popularization by…