HAPPY 4TH OF JULY (1918)

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The year is 1918. Nobody knows how to throw a parade like New Yorkers. It’s true now – and it was true nearly 100 years ago. Since we’re posting this blog edition just in time for Independence Day Weekend 2015, this parade image from the days of World War 1 just seemed to fit. As usual color was added by American Photo Colorizing (That’s us!).

Have a “safe ‘n’ sane” July 4th . . . Enjoy the festivities . . . and don’t blow yourselves up.

NYC Parade (1918) (O1)

1918 - New York City Parade

SHIRLEY TEMPLE – FARM GIRL (1938)

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The year is 1938. American Photo Colorizing pays tribute to a Hollywood legend and great American, Shirley Temple Black. Here’s Shirley in a barnyard scene from her film hit, “Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm”. A number of artists have attempted to colorize this photo over the past few years, but I think we’ve produced the definitive one. Shirley’s films would’ve made perfect color romps. Thankfully, she’s left us a wealth of classics.

1938 - Shirley Temple (Sunnybrook Farm) (O)

1938 - Shirley Temple (Sunnybrook Farm)

THE BEACH BOYS (1962)

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Summer is here, and we’re on a Surfin’ Safari back to the year 1962. Here’s a brand new Rock & Roll band from Hawthorne, California in Los Angeles’ South Bay. They call themselves The Beach Boys, and they range in age from 13 to 21.

This photo is from the teen documentary “One Man’s Challenge”, produced by Dale Smallin, and featuring the young Beach Boys performing their song, “Surfin’ Safari” at the Azusa Teen Club.

Due to the nature of the original film we captured the image from – the clarity isn’t pristine. But, what a cool piece of Rock & Roll history!

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1962 - Beach Boys Sing Surfin' Safari (O)

1962 - Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari 1

We just can’t stop there . . . and so, we’re making the original video footage available for you – right here . . . right now!

And since American Photo Colorizing’s “Redwood Studio” is just a few blocks from the blue Pacific in the heart of Southern California – we send out a mighty COWABUNGA to all our local Hodads!

BATTLE OF THE SOMME (1916)

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The year is 1916. A photographer captured this action shot of British soldiers going “over the top”, during the Battle of the Somme in northern France. More than a million soldiers were wounded or killed during the battle between July 1st and November 18th.

We’re now in the 2nd year of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars”. Not only did World War One not put an end to all wars – but, it laid the groundwork for Germany to launch invasions throughout Europe, culminating in an even more destructive second world war. Ironically, the site of the battle, the River Somme got its name from a Celtic word meaning “tranquility”.

1916 - Battle Of The Somme (France) (O)

1916 - Battle of the Somme (France)

CLAUDE MONET (1922)

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The year is 1922. Here is French impressionist painter, Claude Monet, relaxing on the Japanese footbridge at his garden in Giverny. With this scene, I’ve attempted to incorporate aspects of Monet’s own artwork in my photo colorizing.

I decided to depict Monet alone in his garden, so it was necessary to remove the other gentleman from the picture.To this revised image I added my colors – and Voila!

We now have Claude Monet in full-color – in his garden (also in full-color). All that’s missing is the classical music . . . “Here she comes now singin’ Monet Monet!”. Thank you, Tommy James & The Shondells. Baby boomers might get this corny ’60sreference.

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1922 - Artist, Claude Monet (O1)

1922 - Claude Monet In His Garden - ALONE (O1)

1922 - Claude Monet In His Garden Alone

And here is Claude Monet’s garden today.

Claude Monet's Garden - Today

STAGE COACH – DAKOTA (1888)

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The year is 1888. The “Sioux City Party” is traveling through Dakota Territory aboard a Tally-Ho Stage Coach. By November of this same year, the territory was divided into the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota. Here, the party enjoys a rest stop at Hot Springs, an area frequented by the Sioux and Cheyenne, due to its refreshing warm waters. We don’t think of native tribes taking vacations – but, they often came here to relax, just as tourists do today.

Tallyho Coaching (Sioux City Party) - Great Hot Springs, Dakota (1889) (O-Cropped)

1888 - Tallyho Stage Coach

Hot Springs 2

Hot Springs 1

MEMORIAL DAY 2015

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The year is 1862. For Memorial Day Weekend 2015, we remember the fallen troops of both sides in the Battle of Antietam. This is one of the images American Photo Colorizing created for The History Channel TV presentation, “Blood & Glory – The Civil War In Color”.

This unique look at the American Civil War in full-color, featuring many highly-detailed colorized images by our own David Chrenko, was created by Executive Producer, Kevin Burns for Prometheus Entertainment. It’s no exaggeration to call this film the Breakthrough Moment for Historic Photo Colorizing.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind documentary, which aired in April – do yourself a favor, and purchase a DVD copy from The History Channel website. You’ll never look at the American Civil War the same way again. This truly is “Must See TV”. Watch it on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-March-to-War/dp/B00VN1BFBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1432323546&sr=1-1&keywords=blood+%26+glory+the+civil+war+in+color

1862 - Blood & Glory 1 (O)

1862 - Blood & Glory Battle of Antietam