colorized black and white photo

Evening Picnic at Huntington Beach, 1937.

Original black and white photo comes courtesy of The Huntington Digital Library and was taken in 1937 by photographer Dick Whittington. If you look closely at the newspaper the young man is reading in the bottom right of the photo, you can just make out the headline “Nazis behead U.S. citizen in bomb plot”. This refers to…

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…