THE AMERICAN WAY (1937)

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The year is 1937. The slogans on the billboard say it all. What an ironic contrast! Photographer, Margaret Bourke-White captured this scene during the Louisvile Flood of 1937. The Great Depression was dragging on. The strain shows on the faces of those standing in the rain to get food and other staples. While it is certainly a powerful image in black and white, I added color to help make the connection between generations. This is about how it would have looked had you been standing in the rain with them.

1937 - The American Way (O)

1937 - The American Way

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HAMILTON WATCHMAKER (1936)

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The year is 1936. Here is a nice 1930s photo of a real craftsman – the Hamilton watchmaker. This is our colorized effort for a Reddit colorizing challenge.

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1936 - Hamilton Watchmaker

HINDENBURG DISASTER (1937)

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The year is 1937. Oh, the humanity! Can anybody believe this was 77 years ago this month? Growing up in northern New Jersey, the Hindenburg Disaster was just a part of our local history. Every school kid learned about it. And just like the school kids of 2014 – we learned about it in Black & White.

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. Your ancestors are counting on you!

Hindenburg (1937) (O)

1937 - Hindenburg Disaster 1

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DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1941)

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The year is 1941. I can’t look at a photo of the New Yor City docks without being reminded of the Dead End Kids aka The Eastside Kids aka The Bowery Boys of B-Movie fame. When they’d be on the run from the cop on the beat – usually for stealing apples – the city docks would be their hangout.

Most of our colorized images are sized to conform to certain dimensions for easy framing. To accomplish this task, I added extra sky to the image prior to colorizing. This also creates a scene that is more evenly centered. I chose the colors for this colorization, based on the general appearance of New York highrises of the period, and on color tones that were typical for early 1940s color film. All that’s missing are the sounds of ship horns and tugboat whistles – and perhaps Leo Gorcey yelling, “Chickie, the cops!”.

1941 - New York Waterfront (O)

1941 - New York Waterfront

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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

THE AMERICAN WAY (1937)

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The year is 1937. The slogans on the billboard say it all. What an ironic contrast! Photographer, Margaret Bourke-White captured this scene during the Louisvile Flood of 1937. The Great Depression was dragging on. The strain shows on the faces of those standing in the rain to get food and other staples. While it is certainly a powerful image in black and white, I added color to help make the connection between generations. This is about how it would have looked had you been standing in the rain with them.

1937 - The American Way (O)

1937 - The American Way