MIRACLE ON 34TH ST. REVISITED (1947)

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The year is 1947. To round off Thanksgiving Week here at American Photo Colorizing Blog, we’re revisiting the 1947 holiday classic, “Miracle On 34th Street. The stars were (L-R) John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and in front is little Natalie Wood. This scene was at the “Brooks Memorial Home For The Aged” on Long Island – where Kris Kringle apparently hung out when not at the North Pole.

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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MACY’S PARADE – UNDERDOG (1965)

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The year is 1965. As we countdown to Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, we’ve been featuring special icons of New York City’s “Macy’s Parade”. Here’s a Saturday morning cartoon hero most baby boomers will recognize. “There’s no need to fear . . . UNDERDOG is here!”. Veteran character actor and all around good guy, Wally Cox provided the voice for our hapless hero. Photo Colorizing does wonders for connecting us with the 1960s. But alas, it does little to improve the flying ability of America’s canine crime fighter.

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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A WOMAN OF LETTERS (1898)

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The year is 1898. She stood all of 4’10” . . . and her game was Basketball.Sarah DeForest Hanscom wears the letters of her team, University of California – and she was enrolled at the Berkeley campus near San Francisco. Sarah was a member of the first intercollegiate women’s basketball team, and graduated from UCB in 1899.

James Naismith invented the game of basketball towards the end of 1891, with the first actual game being played in 1892 at Springfield, Massachusetts. Instead of throwing the ball through a metal hoop with netting, players aimed it at a hanging peach basket. If that wasn’t odd enough, the first basketball was actually a soccer ball. What cool trivia we’ve accumulated here! It’s certainly a testament to the popularity of Naismith’s new game, that it managed to spread all the way to California in only 6 years – and Sarah DeForest Hanscom, at 4’10”, was one of its pioneer players.

Sarah DeForest Hanscom, CA-Berkley Girls Basketball (1899)

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SCREAMIN’ RICHARD (1958)

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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The year is 1958 . . . sort of. At American Photo Colorizing, I do more than colorize photos for fancy museums. You won’t find my alter-ego on our website, but off-the-wall American kitsch is also a passion of mine. With that in mind, here’s a mock advertisement I created a few years ago for a music video. In the video, this scene is animated. The couple and the image of “Screamin’ Richard” are circa 1958. The fried chickens come fresh from the volcanos of mysterious tropical paradise, “Shombalor”. It’s all in fun.

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THE THINKING MAN (1845)

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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The year i.s 1845. We call him “The Thinking Man”. He just seems to be peering back silently at us. It has now been nearly 170 years since he sat for his portrait. He would be 200 years old today.

What might he have been thinking at this moment? He could not even imagine the world his descendents would live in the 21st century. After his photographic portrait was taken, we can imagine him rising from his seat, adjusting his striped necktie, and stepping into a world of horse-drawn carriages, gaslights, and people who look like they came straight out of Charles Dickens novel. After all, Dickens published “A Christmas Carol” only two years before. Seeing “The Thinking Man” in full-color magically brings the 1840s back to life, just as if they were modern times. If we can do that for a man of Charles Dickens’ times – just think what we can do with your vintage family photos. The dickens, you say!

1845 - Thinking Man (R-Sepia 2)

1845 - Thinking Man

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NEW JERSEY KIDS (1955)

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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The year is 1955. Teen time traveler, Marty McFly traveled to this year in “Back To The Future”. It’s a simple slice of simpler times. Here’s my backyard in Denville, New Jersey, and my playpen of choice. The boy and girl lived down the street on Openaki Road. Adding color to the photo makes the girl’s 1950s pattern really “pop”. We can do the same for your vintage family photos. It’s time to “Go Color!”. Remember, YOUR world isn’t black & white . . . neither was THEIRS.

1955 - David in Playpen (Openaki Road, Denville, NJ) (0)

1955 - David In Playpen

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LINCOLN TRAIN TO GETTYSBURG (1863)

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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. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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The year is 1863. Here is Abraham Lincoln’s train on November 18th – at Pennsylvania’s Hanover Junction station. Abe was on his way to the Gettysburg battlefield to deliver his best-known speech. He had stopped in Hanover Junction to meet up with his friend, Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin – whose train from Harrisburg was running behind schedule. Abe got off the train to stretch his legs while waiting for Curtin to arrive.

According to Gettysburg Daily.com, sometime after 4:00 PM, Abe decided he’d waited long enough. His train left Hanover Junction without Governor Curtin, and headed on to Gettysburg. Until today, this photo has only been seen in black & white. Now, after 150 years (almost to the day), the scene comes alive in full color. We think that’s a good thing for America. And Governor Curtin? He made it to Gettysburg, where on November 19, 1863 – he was with Lincoln on the platform as the president delivered his Gettysburg Address.

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1863 - Lincoln Train - Hanover Junction, PA

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