JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1900)

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The year is 1900. This Christmas season, we’ve had no shortage of snow sleighs. And today is another in a series of horse-powered open sleighs. Opting for a Christmas card stylized approach, lightly-falling snow and chimney smoke have been added to this wintry scene. In addition, the decision was made to extend the roof on the building at left – which also meant extending the sky and trees.

Sometimes, I’ll extend the backgrounds in client photos, to center the subject better or provide dimensions that are compatible with standard picture frames. If you’ll look closely at the colorized image, you’ll see that I’ve added a glow to the street lamp, in the tradition of Thomas Kincaid.

We’re including another stocking stuffer for you, after our Christmas advertisement. So don’t scamper off too quickly!

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Christmas is coming on like the Polar Express. It’s not too late to look through your family photo collection. We can still give you a 12-hour turnaround time. 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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BUT WAIT . . . THERE’S MORE!

We were strolling through Pacific View Mall last Christmas season, and came upon a very cool kiosk, operated by Jerry and his wife, Lorice from Bethlehem . . . yes, THAT Bethlehem. Jerry is an artisan near the Church of the Nativity, where he fashions exquisite manger scenes, and other Christianity-related handicrafts from olive wood.

The couple are Palestinian Christians living in Bethlehem. Their family goes back many generations in the City of David. They are such delightful people, we couldn’t resist hanging out with them at their little shop. Being Christians, ourselves, Sheryl and I prayed over them.

Before we headed for the food court and teriyaki chicken – Lorice extended an invitation for us to stay at their home, should we ever come to Israel. How cool that would be!

This year, another artisan from their group in Bethlehem, Johnny, is running the kiosk – and he’s very nice, as well. This year, we purchased a very nice olive wood nativity scene for a fraction of what these kind of products go for.

If you’re anywhere near the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, California – you’d be silly not to stop by and purchase a beautiful olive wood manger, cross, or other Christian artifact from our Bethlehem friends. ~David

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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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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.

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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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BLIZZARD IN BROOKLYN (1888)

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Our colorizing studio has suddenly become very busy, with among other projects, an upcoming tv documentary. We’ll keep you all posted as the date approaches. Now to our “Before & After” for today.

The year is 1888. Brooklyn, New York is digging out from under the Great Blizzard of ’88 – that’s 1888. These children are venturing out of their rowhouse to play in snow drifts that are twice their height.

The shocker is – the drifts we’re looking at here, would have been among the smaller ones. Snow drifts from the Great Blizzard were reported to average between 30-40 FEET! Snow blown by 40 mph winds dumped up to 4 feet of snow over an area stretching from New York-New Jersey up through New England. As they say in Brooklyn, “That ain’t hay”.

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NEW YEAR’S ANGEL (1872)

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The year is 1872 . . . The year of the photo is 1872. Here at American Photo Colorizing.com, it’s New Year’s Day 2015, and perhaps it is where you are, too. Not a lot to say about this pic, since we couldn’t find a back story on it. This li’l rug-rat was one of my earlier colorizing projects from 2008. For lack of a better name, this is simply, the “New Year’s Angel”.

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1872 - Little Angel

Here’s a music video I produced, combining one of my jingle-jangle Power Pop songs, “Snowbound In Our Town” with a wide variety of cool Coca Cola Christmas-mercials. “Snowbound” features my ol’ New Wave band from the 1980s, The Bings. Enjoy!

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INDEPENDENCE SQUARE (1840)

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The year is 1840. We’re traveling back to the very beginning of photography in America. Here we find ourselves at the entrance to Independence Square in Philadelphia. First, we have the original daguerreotype photo of the scene, followed by our colorized creation. It’s a very startling experience to look back in time more than 170 years – and see everything in full color, much as it looked in the winter of 1840. We can do the same for your museum or family photos. Come visit our website today.

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1840 - Independence Square, Philadelphia

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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