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…

American Film Actress and Model, Kay Aldridge

Considered to be one of the most photographed woman of the 1930’s, Katherine “Kay” Aldridge was an American film actress and model known for her wide-eyed enthusiasm and whole-hearted energy . Kay Aldridge was born in Tallahassee, Florida on July 9th, 1917 and grew up and attended school in northern Virginia. Unlike most other starlets…

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 of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dalí painting “The Face of War”,1940.

Salvador Dalí , whose full name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol  was a prominent surrealist painter known for his highly imaginative works and bizarre behavior. Dalí was born in May of 1904 in the small Spanish agricultural village of Figueres and is most widely known for his painting The Persistence of…

A Return and Rework of “Plunging Necklines of 1949”

The past few months, I have been asked several times for a higher resolution version of this photo. The photo was originally taken by Nina Leen for Life Magazine in 1949 and for some reason I worked with a lower res version. This wasn’t intentional and I decided to revisit and touch up some details…

Colorized black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Love or hate her, there is little doubt that Marilyn Monroe is one of the largest pop culture icons in history. Although it has been over half a century since her death, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) continues to appear in magazines, television shows and social media.I have never really been a fan of…