MACY’S PARADE – PIRATE (1948)


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The year is 1948. We’re back in New York City for another in our series of colorful moments from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This was actually one of our earliest colorizing efforts, from 2002. Does anyone else notice our peg-legged friend bears a strong resemblance to Bluto/Brutus from the Popeye cartoons? Behind our pirate, is a beautifully elaborate promotion for Ingrid Bergman’s latest film, “Joan Of Arc”. Its 1948 release helped us determine the date of this parade photo. The $50,000 Question people ask us is, “How do you know which colors to use when colorizing a black & white photo?”. Three things: Preference, Experience, and Research . . . a whole lot of Research.

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MACY’S PARADE – SUPERMAN (1940)


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The year is 1940. It’s a bird . . . It’s a plane . . . It’s the man of steel flying high above Metropolis – and upright, no less. That’s quite a trick. But anything’s possible in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Macy’s Day Parade (as New Yorkers fondly refer to it), is among my earliest childhood memories – and even after so many Thanksgivings, I still watch with a childlike sense of wonder. I suppose it’s simply “The Magic of Macy’s”.

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1940 - Macy's Parade - Superman

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MACY’S PARADE – PINK PANTHER (1964)


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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .com’s photo blog. The year is 1964. It was a year that began somberly in January, as America continued to mourn the loss of a president. Five weeks from New Years Day, mourning gave way to unbridled euphoria – at least among teens and pre-teens, as Beatlemania and the British Invasion swept across America. A young man by the name of Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title. Ford Motors unveiled their sporty mid-size car, the Ford Mustang.

And as it has done for over 100 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through New York City streets. A million spectators line the parade route. From 77th Street at Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 6th Avenue, past 42nd Street, all the way to Macy’s Department Store at 34th Street in Herald Square come the marching bands, floats, oversized character balloons, singers, dancers . . . and of course, Santa Claus. You really haven’t seen a parade until you’ve seen Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut we called it The Macy’s Day Parade. And in the 1960s there were certain balloons and floats we always awaited. Some attractions, like the Giant Turkey and the Pilgrim Couple date back to at least the 1940s – and are still part of the parade today. There were three balloons that defined the 1960s Macy’s parade for us kids: Underdog, Bullwinkle Moose, and this fellow here, the Pink Panther. Can anyone look upon ‘His Royal Pinkness’ – and not start humming the Henry Mancini-crafted theme song? We’ll be featuring a number of colorized photos of the parade from now through Thanksgiving Day. So . . . who wants some eggnog?

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1964 - Macys Parade - Pink Panther

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MACY’S PARADE – INDIAN (1935)


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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .com’s photo blog.The year is 1935. Even many moons ago, big balloons were a staple of the “Macy’s Day Parade” (as New Yorkers fondly refer to it). Today, a million spectators line the parade route. From 77th Street at Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 6th Avenue, past 42nd Street, all the way to Macy’s Department Store at 34th Street in Herald Square come the marching bands, floats, the big balloons, singers, dancers . . . and of course, Santa Claus. If you haven’t seen Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, “you just ain’t seen a parade, Mac”. This is the parade that the 1947 film, “Miracle On 34th Street” is all about.

One final “plug” . . . kids today are often shocked to discover the world wasn’t black & white until the 1980s. The color that we’ve brought to this 78 year-old image of the Macy’s Parade – can be the color we bring to your own vintage family or museum photos. We serve some very prestigious museums in the United States and Canada. We’re American Photo Colorizing.com, and we look forward to serving you and yours this Christmas season.

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PILLOW TALK (1944)


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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .coms’s photo blog. The year is 1944. Here’s a nice slice of American life on the home front during World War II. It may be the midnight hour somewhere in flyover country. A radio may be playing softly in the background. It was the era of the Big Bands: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, The Andrews Sisters. When two teenage girls burned the midnight oil, the pillow talk could last all night, and often did. This conversation from 70 years ago is lost to the ages, but is there any doubt they were talkin’ ’bout boys?

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ELECTION DAY 2014 – VOTE!


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Today is November 4, 2014 . . . ELECTION DAY 2014! Have YOU voted today? “Winkin’Lincoln” has. Be sure to vote today . . . Your ancestors are counting on YOU!

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Witchy Woman – Anne Nagel (1940)


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The year is 1940. Happy Halloweenie! Actress/Model, Anne Nagel is our Pinup Pun’kin for this trick or treat edition of Trending History. Color is by American Photo Colorizing, as usual – and you can almost see our Jack-O-Lantern’s blush. It’s no wonder he’s grinning with delight. Anne is very bewitching, indeed.

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1940 - Anne Nagel - Halloween Christmas will sneak up on you before you know it. It isn’t too early to start looking through your family photo collection. A beautifully-colorized image of your ancestors (suitable for enlarging and framing) makes a wonderful keepsake for the entire family.

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