CIVIL WAR – MASON’S ISLAND (1865)


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The year is 1865. Here’s a photo of Union troops relaxing at Mason’s Island in Washington, DC. On the left is the Georgetown Ferry crossing the Potomac River. And guess who did the photo colorizing? Yes, American Photo Colorizing.com.

My favorite part to colorize was the foreground rocks at left, and the results were very satisfying. The black and white rocks provided a nice 3D effect when color was added.

1865 - Mason's Island - Washington, DC (O)

1865 - Mason's Island

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BLUEBIRDS & COOKIES (1956)


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The year is 1956. This is another colorized image from one of our customers, Sheila S. from Pleasant Grove, Utah. You may have seen this one as a promotional ad on our American Photo Colorizing.com home page. The caption reads, “Our world wasn’t black & white” . . . “And neither were Mom’s cookies!”. Readers will be happy to learn the “Bluebird Cookies” were made BY Bluebirds, and not FROM Bluebirds.

1956-MomBakingCookiesWithTheBlueBirds

1956 - Bluebirds Bake Cookies

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WEDDING IN FRANCE (1965)


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The year is 1965. Cathy D. of Antibe, French Riviera is a very special friend to us at American Photo Colorizing – and one of our most loyal clients. Cathy suggested that we post this 1965 photo of her parents’ wedding day on “Trending History”. When we start with a beautiful black and white like this one, it makes for a beautiful colorized version. Cathy was thrilled with the results – and has commissioned us to create other images from her family photo collection.

Cathy (Enlarged Black & White)

1965 - Wedding In France

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WRIGHT BROTHERS FLIGHT (1903)


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The year is 1903. Two Ohio bicycle shop owners named Wilbur and Orville Wright are making history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their flying machine, “Enola Gay” . . . just checking if you’re paying attention . . . Their flying machine, “The Flyer” is shown here on December 17, 1903. Orville is onboard. The flight was slightly delayed by weather, and by TSA emplyees who inspected his baggage . . . just checking again.

American Photo Colorizing has added the color to this awesome historical photo. Let us do the same for your museum or family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1903 Wright Brothers 1st Flight (O)

1903 - Wright Brothers Flight

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ICHABOD CRANE (1840)


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This happy fellow has always reminded me of Ichabod Crane, in Washington Irving’s 1820 story, “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow”.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Hudson Valley, New York legend, it tells of the superstitious schoolmaster encountering a headless horseman while riding home one evening from a party. The horseman is said to have been the ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head had been blown off by a cannonball during the Revolutionary War.

The spectre would roam the countryside looking for his head. In its place – he wore a pumpkin head. The headless horseman chased Ichabod through the woods, where it caught up to him on a bridge. Ichabod was never seen again. A smashed pumpkin marked the spot where he vanished.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the perfect spooky read on a crisp, windy, candle-lit Halloween night.

1840 - Elderly Man In Frock Coat

1840 - Elderly Man In Frock Coat (RC)

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“HOBOKEN FRANKIE” SINATRA (1938)


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The year is 1938, and I really don’t want to go into the details of this mugshot. Many of you are sure to recognize the “mug” – so, we’ll just call it a portrait of Hoboken Frankie.

Frank Sinatra Mug Shot (1938) (R)

1938 - Hoboken Frankie

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CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE (1956)


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The year is 1956. This is a bustling street corner in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The street decorations are the tip-off – that is, if you can’t smell the pine scent in the air. Yes, it’s gotta be Christmastime. Well, we’re caught in a rare heatwave at the beach here in Southern Caifornia, so this is sort of my way to chill out. Anybody up for a round of “O Come All Ye Faithful”?

Ruby Falls - 1956 (O)

1956 - Chattanooga - Ruby Falls Ad

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