AMERICAN PHOTO COLORIZING.COM’S OLD-FASHIONED FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL!

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Welcome to “THE AMERICAN PHOTO COLORIZING OLD-FASHIONED FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL for 2015! Along with some of our favorite colorized Christmas photos – we’ve got a Christmas Home Movie, Magazine Covers, Toys, Music – Bunches of Chirstmas goodies from the archives of American Photo Colorizing.com . . . If we can get it to fit – you’ll find it here!

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Let us colorize your favorite images from your museum or family photo collection. We’re been featured on magazine covers, in exhibits at some of North America’s premier museums, we’re even commissioned by Famous Stars of the Silver Screen (no jive!). So, why not YOU?

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The year is 1958. Jingle Bell Rock and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree were big favorites on the radio that Christmas. And yours truly was the four year-old North Jersey boy waiting by the fireplace for Santa Claus to make his way from the North Pole. Christmas is always better in color!

Enjoy this nostalgic look back at Christmas in Morris County, New Jersey – just 30 miles due west of New York City.

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1958 - Waiting For Santa

CHRISTMAS 1950 – LIONEL TRAINS
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CHRISTMAS SONGS & CAROLS – MITCH MILLER (1958)
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CHRISTMAS HOME MOVIE – Our Friend, Erin Bruce sings “Mary, Did You Know” at Saticoy Church here in Ventura, California (December 20, 2015)

LIBERTY MAGAZINE (Christmas 1936)

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THOMAS NAST – “WAITING FOR SANTA” (HARPER’S WEEKLY: CHRISTMAS 1875)
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CHRISTMAS CAROLS BOOK(1950s)
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ARCHIE COMICS (CHRISTMAS 1959)
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SANTA CLAUS FLYING IN A BLIMP (1909)
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WOOLWORTH’S CHRISATMAS TOY CATALOG (1958)
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“REMPLE” SANTA (1954)
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BOYS LIFE CHRISTMAS (1930s)
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ANDY HARDY (MICKEY ROONEY) & FAMILY CHRISTMAS (1938)

THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR PHOTO BLOG!
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JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1900)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing.com’s photo blog. We colorize black & white photos for museums, media, multi-media, and families like yours. A visit to our website gets you started – and it’s still not too late to order and have it before Christmas Eve: http://www.americanphotocolorizing.com

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!

1900 - Horsedrawn Sleigh (O-Sepia)

1900 - Horsedrawn Sleigh (O1)

1900 - Jingle All The Way

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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CHRISTMAS AT THE COTTON CLUB (1936)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing’s photo blog!

We at American Photo Colorizing need YOUR help. A large photo order has been delayed by several weeks – so, we need to make up the difference.

We’re looking for 10 members of our American Photo Colorizing friends & family to have us colorize 2 family photos for only $105.00 complete – a 50% discount on family photos.

Or, you may order any 2 images from our Photo Gallery for $105.00 complete – a 75% discount on Gallery photos. Help us keep American Photo alive through the coming “lean weeks”. “Your ancestors are counting on you!”.

Colorized Family Photos make a wonderful Christmas present – especially for parents and grandparents. Please contact me asap, so we can get your colorized photos to you in plenty of time for Christmas. Email: david@americanphotocolorizing.com

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The year is 1936. The Cotton Club was the night spot in New York City’s Harlem, owned by gangster, Owney Madden, which eventually moved to the Broadway Theatre district. Though, a restricted club (whites only) – the Cotton Club presented the greatest black entertainers of the 1920s and 1930s, like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole. Prominent in the photo are some of New York City’s ever-present Yellow Cabs.

As you can see from the black and white photo, not only did I colorize the image – but, I transformed the scene into Christmastime in the City. As a rule, I don’t doctor photos beyond colorizing them, however, this scene just called out for snow. There’s no better time to present the Cotton Club in a snowstorm – than at Christmastime. Merry Christmas to all from American Photo Colorizing.com!

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1936 - Cotton Club In Snow

FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS DANCING PLEASURE . . .

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SANTA CLAUS & HIS BURRO (1920)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing.com’s photo blog. It’s Christmas Eve 2013, at the time of this writing. We want to give you a few extra Christmas goodies in your stocking (an American tradition). So, along with our Before & After Photo Comparison, you’ll find lots of vintage Christmas magazine covers.

Come visit our website for 100s of colorized photos in our Gallery: http://www.americanphotocolorizing.com

The year is 1920. Here’s a slimmer St. Nick than the jelly-bellied Coca Cola “Sundblom Santa” we’re familiar with in the United States. It’s likely this photo was taken in Europe, perhaps Germany. Since this is Christmas Eve, I’ll leave you to enjoy the Before & After images of Santa – and the assorted goodies from the American Photo Colorizing vaults. And too all a “Good Night”!

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1920 - Santa Claus and His Burro

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MAGAZINE COVERS

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WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM US!
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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY (1948)

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The year is 1948. It’s Christmas in the city. “What city?”, you may ask. I really don’t know. I don’t even know when we came by this photo. The original black & white has been sitting in our digital archives for quite awhile. The black & white image has a stylized appearance that lends itself well to a more Norman Rockwell approach in the colorizing process. I think this would make a fine greeting card or calendar photo. What say you, Hallmark?

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1948 - Christmastime In The City

Christmas is coming-on like a moose heading downhill on a pair of skiis. There’s still a small window of time to look 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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THE PRESENT OF CHRISTMAS PAST

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .com’s photo blog. We colorize black & white photos for museums, media, multi-media, and families like yours. Our online Photo Gallery features 100s of colorized vintage images available for purchase.

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!”

A visit to our website gets you started: http://www.americanphotocolorizing.com

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