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Welcome to the 200th American Photo photo blog! We colorize black & white photos for museums, educators, media . . . and families like yours.

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The year is 1946. For you it might be 1956, 1966 . . . 2006 – or anywhere in between. We all have a mental picture of Mom at a certain age. Moms come in all shapes and sizes. Jay Leno once described his as a “Pepperidge Farm Mom” – a no-nonsense, upper right-cross kind of mom. Jay’s originally from Boston, and having spent a few years, I can easily imagine Mrs. Leno. She must’ve been a lot like my German-American grandmother – 4’11, and she ran our extended family like Don Corleone.

My mother was the neighborhood “Koolaid Mom”. All the kids seemed to congregate at our house. We lived about 30 miles due west of New York City, in the North Jersey suburbs, with a nice, big yard. And even as we grew into young adulthood – she was “Mom” to all my friends and my sister’s friends.

Well, Sunday is Mother’s Day . . . or “Mom’s Day”, if you prefer. Today’s photo is of my mom, taken in 1946 – years before I came along. This is the first Mother’s Day that she isn’t physically with us. Mom went to be with the Lord last year, at age 95. We’ll see her again, and throw a big party.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers!

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the bla pick & 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. Your ancestors are counting on you!

Mom in 1946

1946 - Mom


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