TIMES SQUARE IN THE RAIN (1940)

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The year is 1940. Here we are, smack dab in the middle of Times Square in New York City. For those in “flyover country” or out-of-the-country, this is where the ball drops every New Year’s Eve. I took artistic license, and made my colorized version a bit later in the day – closer to the cusp of evening. And I added a lightning strike to the background. The photo really captures the “energy” of Manhattan – an energy that doesn’t dissipate just because it’s raining.

1940 - NYC's Times Square In The Rain (O)

1940 - Times Square In The Rain

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GREAT FLOOD OF ’37 (1937)

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The year is 1937. From late-January through February, the Ohio River Valley was hit with a month of heavy rain. The Ohio River crested at 30 feet above flood level at Louisville, Kentucky 77 years ago today. The “Great Flood of ’37” submerged more than half the city, forcing the evacuation of some 175,000 residents. In September 2013, we featured another photo from this scene, which we titled “The American Way” after the billboard on the side of the building. Louisville residents wait in line to use the services of a local Red Cross relief station, in this image by photo journalist Margaret Bourke-White. Color is by David Chrenko from American Photo Colorizing.

Louisville, KY - Great Ohio River Valley Flood (1937)(O)

1937 - Louisville Flood

ANCIENT TREASURES (1899)

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The year is 1899. A youth poses at the excavation site of Tell Haraf in modern-day Syria – then part of the Ottoman Empire. The site was discovered that same year by German diplomat, Baron Max von Oppenheim, while surveying the region during the building of the Baghdad Railway. So, it’s very possible this lad was connected in some way to the Oppenheim party. Oppenheim returned to Tell Haraf in 1911, and hauled many of the ancient treasures back to Germany. The Tell Haraf Museum in Berlin housed these treasures until it was bombed by Allied Forces in 1943.

Tell Halaf, Syria (1899) (O)

1899 - Tell Halaf, Syria

FAIRFAX COURT HOUSE, VIRGINIA (1863)

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The year is 1863. Has it really been seven weeks since our last Civil War photo? This is a Matthew Brady photo taken in June 1963 during the Battle of Fairfax Court House. Now, it’s hard to improve on a Matthew Brady photo, and in fact, I’m a big fan of Black & White photos and films. Colorizing isn’t intended as a replacement for the original Black & Whites. Colorizing gives us an opportunity to see the world of generations long past – as if we were silently observing from the sidelines.

1863 - Fairfax Court House, Va (R)

1863 - Fairfax Court House, VA

OVER THE CLOTHESLINE (1940)

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The year is 1940. This photo has always reminded me of Dorothy in the Wizard Of Oz.

For those of you considering having American Photo Colorizing transform one of your black & white family photos – here’s the perfect Before & After of what can be accomplished. This is my mother, Marjorie, in her Trenton, New Jersey backyard in 1940.

As nice as the original black & white photo is – it’s clearly no match for the colorized version, when it comes to realism. Naturally, colorizing the entire family album is not an option – but, every family has at least one or two photos of loved ones they’d like to remember in full color.

Contact me at our studio. We can discuss details, and I’ll be able to give you my assessment of what kind of results to expect, when you email me your photo. Remember, the larger and crisper the original photo is – the more realistic the colorization will be.

You can begin by visiting our online “Gallery” at http://www.americanphotocolorizing.com. Every main page of the website has a “Contact Us” link. We look forward to serving you. Now, everybody sing! “Some-where…over the clothes-line”. ~David

1940 - Somewhere Over The Clothesline (O)

1940 - Somewhere Over The Clothesline

EVERLY BROTHERS & CRICKETS (1960)

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The year is 1960. Today we have something a little different for us. The original is a photograph of the Everly Brothers (Phil on Left, Don on Right), performing their multi-million selling record, “Cathy’s Clown” – backed by the late Buddy Holly’s band, The Crickets L-R: Joe B. Mauldin, Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis). What makes this different is, the picture was taken of a TV broadcast. So, the original is not as crisp as what I usually work from, but this is one I wanted to do, to honor Phil Everly, who went home to the Lord on January 3rd. The color is not quite up to my standard, due to the quality of the original photo. But, all things considered, I decided, “let’s go with it”. So here it is.

Everly rothers & The Crickets 1 (1960) (R4)

1960 - Everly Brothers & The Crickets