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Colorization of Women Playing Cards and Smoking Cigars
This black and white photo is from a 1941 issue of life magazine titled “Partying Politics: LIFE goes to a Republican Women’s Bacchanal”.LIFE magazine basically went to all female party where they explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.
The colorization of this photo was somewhat difficult because of the smoke and the opacity adjustments that came with it. The lighting of the two ladies on the right fell somewhat perfectly for me and I was able to do an excellent job with the coloring of those two. The rest of the group was in the flash and the lighting made for a difficult time getting the tone right.
The full size colorization and original black and white photo are below.