PUSH . . . PUSH . . . UMPH! (1944)

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BREAKING NEWS: Beginning in October 2016, American Colorizing will be posting our Photo Blog every weekday (at least, that’s the plan here in September) – and the Blog will be hosted directly on our website: http://www.americancolorizing.com. In the meantime, please bear with us, as we switch over. Thanks!

Now, onto our Photo Blog’s Feature Photo for *Friday, September 9, 2016.

The year is 1944. Gasoline was 20 cents per gallon. Today, it’s 20 times that. During the war years of the 1940s, when Gas-Power didn’t get you there, due to rationing – there was always “Teen-Power”.

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This is an update of our August 12, 2013 edition.

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BOSTON MYSTERY WOMAN (1850)

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The year is 1850. Here’s a marvelous daguerreotype of an unknown Boston woman, taken by Southworth & Hawes. As you can see, the clarity is amazing for 164 years ago. Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes are considered the fathers of photography as an artform. Color of course is by us troublemakers at American Photo Colorizing.com

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1850 - Boston Mystery Woman

JFK & JON JON (1962)

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The year is 1962. If you were alive then, and old enough to understand, you remember where you were when the news flashed its way into our TVs and radios on that November 22rd afternoon. I was in 4th grade at Mendham Township Elementary School in New Jersey. We were in Mrs. Roscoe’s class, when an announcement came over the loud speaker. We were in stunned disbelief. The teachers pointed us in the general directions of our neighborhood – and sent us home. I remember, Louie Sharp’s teenage sister telling us what was going to happen next. Ten minutes later, I burst through the kitchen door, yelling “Mom – President Kennedy’s dead! The Commies are gonna get us!!” That was over half a century ago. It just doesn’t seem possible.

On today’s American Photo Colorizing blog we have President Kennedy and Jon Jon sharing a light-hearted moment in the Oval Office. This is how I choose to remember the president, in this month where we remember the 52nd anniversary of that infamous day.

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1963 - JFK & Jon Jon

Christmas will sneak up on you before you know it. It isn’t too early to start looking through your family photo collection. A beautifully-colorized image of your ancestors (suitable for enlarging and framing) makes a wonderful keepsake for the entire family. This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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MASON’S ISLAND (1865)

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The year is 1865. Here’s a photo of Union troops relaxing at Mason’s Island in Washington, DC. On the left is the Georgetown Ferry crossing the Potomac River. My favorite part to colorize was the foreground rocks at left, and the results were very satisfying. The black and white rocks provided a nice 3D effect when color was added.

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1865 - Mason's Island

STAGE COACH – DAKOTA (1888)

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The year is 1888. The “Sioux City Party” is traveling through Dakota Territory aboard a Tally-Ho Stage Coach. By November of this same year, the territory was divided into the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota. Here, the party enjoys a rest stop at Hot Springs, an area frequented by the Sioux and Cheyenne, due to its refreshing warm waters. We don’t think of native tribes taking vacations – but, they often came here to relax, just as tourists do today.

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MEMORIAL DAY 2015

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The year is 1862. For Memorial Day Weekend 2015, we remember the fallen troops of both sides in the Battle of Antietam. This is one of the images American Photo Colorizing created for The History Channel TV presentation, “Blood & Glory – The Civil War In Color”.

This unique look at the American Civil War in full-color, featuring many highly-detailed colorized images by our own David Chrenko, was created by Executive Producer, Kevin Burns for Prometheus Entertainment. It’s no exaggeration to call this film the Breakthrough Moment for Historic Photo Colorizing.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind documentary, which aired in April – do yourself a favor, and purchase a DVD copy from The History Channel website. You’ll never look at the American Civil War the same way again. This truly is “Must See TV”. Watch it on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-March-to-War/dp/B00VN1BFBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1432323546&sr=1-1&keywords=blood+%26+glory+the+civil+war+in+color

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1862 - Blood & Glory Battle of Antietam

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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