GREEN BONNET GIRL (1850)

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The year is 1850. A stylish young lass poses for her portrait. As the British would have said, “She’s posh“. A Brooklyn dockworker might have expressed it so eloquently, “That goil is one classy dame”.

To create the colorized portrait, it was necessary to remove the frame from the image and extend the background a bit. This helped bring the focus to the girl’s face. Then color was added. Unlike the layers of color method used by so many amateur and semi-professional colorizers – our color creations are done as if one was painting on canvas – using the mouse as a brush. This gives our photos a unique appearance – with greater color detail and life-likeness than people are used to seeing in Photo Colorizing.

1850s - Woman In Green Bonnet (O)

1850 - Green Bonnet Girl

BOXING DAY (1932)

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The year is 1932. In England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and a few other outposts – December 26 is known as “Boxing Day”. As a bemused American, Boxing Day can only mean ONE thing – uh . . . Boxing. With that in mind, our colorizing subject for today is Kid Chocolate, a Cuban boxer who found fortune and fame in New York City during the 1930s. Born Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, Kid Chocolate won the World Lightweight Title in 1932, the year this photo was taken. He continued to box through 1938, and then returned to Cuba, where he retired. And that’s what Boxing Day means to me.

Kid Chocolate ca 1932

1932 - Kid Chocolate

SANTA CLAUS & HIS BURRO (1920)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing.com’s photo blog. It’s Christmas Eve 2013, at the time of this writing. We want to give you a few extra Christmas goodies in your stocking (an American tradition). So, along with our Before & After Photo Comparison, you’ll find lots of vintage Christmas magazine covers.

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The year is 1920. Here’s a slimmer St. Nick than the jelly-bellied Coca Cola “Sundblom Santa” we’re familiar with in the United States. It’s likely this photo was taken in Europe, perhaps Germany. Since this is Christmas Eve, I’ll leave you to enjoy the Before & After images of Santa – and the assorted goodies from the American Photo Colorizing vaults. And too all a “Good Night”!

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1920 - Santa Claus and His Burro

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MAGAZINE COVERS

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WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM US!
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TWO-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (1895)

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The year is 1895. We’ve all heard about the One-Horse Open Sleigh and jingling all the way. But, how about the TWO-Horse Open Sleigh? If one horse can plow you into a “drifted bank” – just imagine what two horses can do. We’ll never know for sure, as this pair won’t make it out of first gear. They’re headed for a leisurely ride through the streets of Hobart, New York – where this photo was taken in the winter of 1895.

Colorizing really makes this Victorian snow scene “pop”. It also conveys the cold better than black & white could. So, this forgotten photo sat on ice for 118 years – waiting for a moment such as this, when it could be revealed in realistic full-color.
See how happy it looks now? You betcha!

1895 - Two-Horse Open Sleigh (Hobart, NY) (1)

1895 - Two-Horse Open Sleigh

Christmas is coming on like 4 out of 5 Elves. Send us your antique Black & Whites NOW!get your order by Seriously, they make a beautiful Christmas gift, when framed – and we can still give you a turnaround time of 12 hours or less – IF we receive your order no later than Friday, December 20.

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

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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY (1948)

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The year is 1948. It’s Christmas in the city. “What city?”, you may ask. I really don’t know. I don’t even know when we came by this photo. The original black & white has been sitting in our digital archives for quite awhile. The black & white image has a stylized appearance that lends itself well to a more Norman Rockwell approach in the colorizing process. I think this would make a fine greeting card or calendar photo. What say you, Hallmark?

1948 - City Snow Scene (O)

1948 - Christmastime In The City

Christmas is coming-on like a moose heading downhill on a pair of skiis. There’s still a small window of time to look 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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NEW YORK CITY TROLLEY (1893)

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The year is 1893. Since we’re experiencing something of a cold snap in Southern California, this icy cold scene seems particularly fitting. The image was captured in front of a New York City trolley terminal by noted photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. Before the days of electric trolleys, the cars were drawn by horses, as seen here. Stieglitz has managed to capture the mood of the moment, right down to the steam from the horses’ breath. Notice too, that the cars rolled on tracks, as the electric cars would. By the end of World War I, the era of the horse-drawn trolley was winding to a close. Now, nearly 100 years later, this slice of New York City’s bygone days is recaptured in color for a modern generation to appreciate.

1893 - New York Trolley Terminal (O)

1893 - New York Trolley Terminal

Christmas is coming on like Gangbusters. It’s time to look 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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LOGGING IN AMERICA (1890)

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The year is 1890. Here’s a visually powerful illustration of our moto, “YOUR world isn’t black & white . . . Neither was THEIRS”. The original photo of a team of men logging near Seney, Michigan was taken only 25 years after the end of the Civil War. Adding color to the image erases the gap of nearly 125 years from 1890 to the present day. No longer are they seen as ghosts of a bygone era – but, as real people, whose lives we can relate to. This is our objective at American Photo Colorizing.com – to connect our modern generation with those who have come before. We can do the same for your museum or family photos. There’s no time like the present to bring back the past in color. Remember, your ancestors are counting on you!

1890 - Logging in Seney Michigan (O)

1890 - Logging Near Seney Michigan

Christmas is coming on like Gangbusters. It’s time to look 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!”