KITCHEN WITH DINAH (1949)

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The year is 1949 – and someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah!This photo was taken by noted African-American photographer, Addison Scurlock, of Washington, DC. These gentlemen are the dining car cooks aboard a passenger train – most likely in the Washington area.

In the 1940s, train travel was a magical experience, and gleaming rails criss-crossed the United States from Atlantic to Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. They’re all but gone now, but we have vintage films and photos to show us what real train travel was like.

And then, there are those wonderful train tunes: “I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad”, “Mystery Train”,”Wabash Cannonball, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Ballad Of Casey Jones”, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe”, “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”, “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “King Of The Road” . . . So much history there.

1949 - Dining Car Cooks (1949) (O)

1949 - Dining Car Cooks

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A GIRL & HER MONKEY (1949)

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The year is 1949. Came across this photo several years ago. The girl with the monkey was 17 years-old at the time, and it’s taken at a beach somewhere in America (My guess is Florida). That’s all I know about this fun image. But, I liked it enough to colorize it for your enjoyment.

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!

Girl & Monkey at the Beach (O1)

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DESI SAY “BABALU!” (1949)

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The year is 1949. This is the Desi Arnaz I like best – arms flailing, hair flying . . . Balaluing his way to the top. “I Love Lucy” is only 2 years away from its CBS television debut. Desi’s a young man with a plan. He and his favorite wife, Lucy are about to turn Hollywood on its ear.

Today is “Trending History’s 50th blog post. Thanks to all for making this little slice of colorized life possible, and a Happy 50th to you, too!

1949 - Desi Arnaz

1949 - Desi Arnaz