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American Photo Colorizing offers special reduced prices for family photo colorizing. Most high school yearbook photos were black & white through the 1970s. We’re featuring several yearbook photos this week of my own 1972 graduating class from Duxbury High School in Massachusetts.

The year is 1971. Here’s my best friend at Duxbury High, Jeff Cotton. The photo was shot in the closest thing we had to a shopping district, Hall’s Corner – a handful of stores and a flagpole. On Saturdays we’d head into Boston to look for vintage Rock & Roll records at Big John’s Oldies But Goodies on Washington Street. Nice to see Jeff “in color” again.

Jeff Cotton (1971) (R1)

1971 - Jeff Cotton - Duxbury


Duxbury is located north of Plymouth, and was the hometown of many of the original pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower, like Myles Standish, John Alden and Priscilla Alden. This photo of Jeff was scanned from the yearbook, and only measured about 3″ across. Even at this small size, it provided a fairly clean image for colorizing. Seems like yesterday we posed for these photos.

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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.

Remember . . . your ancestors are counting on YOU!


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