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…

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 black and white photo taken by Vivian Maier

Summer in the City, 1954.

Really pleased with how this colorization turned out. Original photo was taken by Vivian Maier in New York City in 1954. The restoration on this photo was minimal, just some noise reduction and a few items needing cleanup. I gave this colorization a  subtle hazy feel rather than leave it over sharpened, this gave it…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of an old man in a suit. Original photo taken by Vivian Maier

Weathered Business Man in New York City, 1953.

This photo was taken in New York City, New York in 1953 by street photographer Vivian Maier. This is the fourth photo I have worked on that was taken by the talented Vivian Maier. I wont rehash all the details of Vivian’s remarkable street photography and how it went decades without seeing the light of…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of The Brox Sisters

The Brox Sisters, 1924.

Several years before everyone was singing and dancing to The Andrew Sisters “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, The Brox sisters were making a name for themselves on Broadway. The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters originally from Edmonton, Canada who broke into show-business in the early 1920s.  Bobbe, Kathlyn and Lorayne’s last names…

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…