Afternoon Drive in a Franklin Model D Roadster, 1908.

This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within The Library of Congress and was taken in Washington, D.C. in  1908. The individuals in this photo are the wife and daughter of Frank S. Bliven who worked for a local automobile agency called Cook & Stoddard. The fine automobile in this photo is a…

Colorized photo of a woman underwater

Underwater Ballet taken by Bruce Mozert, 1956.

This photo was taken in Silver Springs Florida by Bruce Mozert in 1956. The woman in this photograph is stunt-woman Ginger Stanley who worked on the film “Creature From The Black Lagoon”. Silver Springs was a hot spot in the 1950’s and Bruce Mozert spent the decade photographing his underwater shots of beautiful models in…

Where Marines Go, Their Pinups Go

This photo comes from the Library of Congress and was taken in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa . The American Marines on this landing barge are just outside the Tarawa Atoll and are a part of the first American offensive in the central Pacific region. This battle was considered especially hellish because this was…

Young Lucille Ball colorized

Young Lucille Ball on the Farm

I have been moving into a new home and setting up my new photo editing lab , which is the reason for the lack of updates this past week. I have been working on some really difficult and detailed photos as well which I believe will be some of my best work. Look for those…

Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse colorized and restored, 1917.

American Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse, 1918.

This photo was taken in 1918 and comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within the Library of Congress. The restoration involved in this photo took quite a while to complete. The colorizing portion of the photo was equally as time consuming if not more. I am aware I have been lacking in updating frequently,…

Restoration and Colorization for a Client

I have been working on some rather difficult and tedious historical colorizations that are taking quite a while to complete. I expect to be finished by the end of the weekend but to tie everyone over, here is a restoration and colorization I completed for a client recently. My full size colorization is below as…

Tyke on a Trike, 1913. Restored and Colorized.

This photo of future socialite Helen Marye on her tricycle was taken in Washington D.C.  some time in between 1913-1918. The photo is part of the Harris & Ewing collection and is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Helen Marye was the daughter of Russian ambassador,George Marye.  She grew up in Washington D.C and was…