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Welcome to the American Photo photo blog. We colorize black & white photos for museums, educators, media . . . and families like yours.

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The year is 1865. It is March 4th. Abraham Lincoln is being sworn-in for a second term as President of the United States. In 36 days Lee would surrender to Grant at a farmhouse in Appomattox Court House, Virginia. In 41 days Lincoln would be shot by John Wilkes Booth at Washington’s Ford Theater.

Lincoln left us these eloquent words on that March day nearly 150 years ago, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

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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Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln - Washington, DC (March 4, 1861) (O1)

1865 - Lincoln's 2nd Inauguration


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