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…

Colorization of Jack Kerouacs navy enlistment mugshot

Jack Kerouac

This photo of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac was taken on February 26th,  1943 shortly after enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Jack was around the age of 21 when this photo was taken at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Jack had already gained brief experience in going out to sea…

Photo restoration and colorization of 1917 hipster or hobo

1915 Hobo? Hipster? or Time Traveling Kurt Russell

Whether this guy is a train hoppin’ hobo or just really cool,  he is clearly doing his own thing. This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archive and was taken in between 1915 and 1918 in Washington D.C. . Not exactly an exciting photo, but there is some character in this photo I really…