HISTORY CHANNEL NEWS!

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We’ve been waiting for weeks to announce this: “Blood & Glory – The Civil War In Color” will premier Tuesday, April 7th and Tuesday, April 14th on The History Channel. Check with your local cable provider for show times.

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The History Channel will be airing a two-part TV Special, “Blood & Glory: The Civil War In Color” – and American Photo Colorizing was commissioned to produce 18 Colorized Civil War Images for it.

We’ll be among a number of colorizers – but, if you’re familiar with our work – you’ll recognize our images by their extreme ‘attention to detail’ and realism.

While we can’t share with you any of the photos we colorized for the TV program, here’s one of our favorite “Before & After” shots from the golden-olden days of the American Civil War – 150 years ago.

Garrison House - Fort Monroe, VA (1864) (O)

1864 - Garrison House - Fort Monroe, VA

You’ll see American Photo Colorizing at the Grand Review of the Troops – Washington, DC’s final hoorah to the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War! One of our colorized images has been selected as the official logo image for the city-wide celebration. There will be a Grand Review Parade, a glamorous ball – and a selection of our colorized Civil War photos and lithographs will be on exhibit at the African American Civil War Museum in the heart of Washington, DC. Here’s the lowdown on the hoedown: https://www.grandreviewparade.org/

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HORSELESS CARRIAGE RIDE (1907)

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We’re a bit late in the day for posting, but we’ve been busy with a couple of exciting photo colorizing projects – one of which is a TV documentary we’ve been contributing to . . . but, more on that in a week or two, as we get closer to the air date. Right now we’re sworn to zip the lip!

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The year is 1907. Here’s a Dover, New Jersey couple out for a ride in their new “Horseless Carriage” – complete with tiller-steering. This is one of those times when an historically-significant, yet, otherwise average black and white photo – becomes a distinctive work of art through the technology of photo colorizing. Best of all – it’s like going back in time to 1907. YOUR world isn’t black and white . . . Neither was THEIRS.

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1907 - Horsesless Carriage Ride - Dover, NJ

BABY BLUE (1850)

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The year is 1850. Daguerreotypes are very interesting in their own right. By adding color, what I’m trying to accomplish is a sense of “you are there”. It’s pretty rare to find an early daguerreotype that lends itself well to realistic colorizing. In our gallery we’ve amassed a nice selection of higher quality daguerreotypes I’ve colorized.

Last week I came across this 1850s image of a pretty young lady in her bonnet. As you can see, there’s a lot of pitting that had to be repaired before color could be added. But, I could see that the overall image had nice definition to it. Before colorizing, I decided to extend her body to center her better in the photo. Colorizing took a few attempts, but I finally came up with a fairly lifelike color version. I really enjoy seeing a girl from 165 years ago spring to life in full color – or in shades of blue.

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1850 - Baby Blue

GENERAL SIDEBURNS (1862)

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The year is 1862. The man is General Ambrose Burnside. If you grew up during the 1950s & ’60s, rather than the 1850s & ’60s – you probably thought “sideburns” were the invention of a former Memphis truck driver by the name of Elvis Presley (I understand he could sing, too).

Sideburns actually go back thousands of years, with even Alexander the Great sporting them in battle. The modern tip of the hat goes to future first president of the National Rifle Association and governor of Rhode Island, Ambrose Everett Burnside, from whom “sideburns” get their name.

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1862 - General Ambrose Burnside

In May 2015 we’ll have a selection of Civil War images on exhibit at the Afro American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC – which are also being used to promote the upcoming Grand Review of the Troops celebration in the city. Here’s a handy-dandy link to the Grand Review festivities – where you’ll also find some of our colorized Civil War photos and etchings. https://www.grandreviewparade.org/

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