PEDAL TO THE METAL (1924)

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The year is 1924. Cruising the streets of Washington, DC, this pretty flapper of the Roaring ’20s is sure to stop traffic behind the wheel of her sporty pedal car. Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep, YEAH!

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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

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!

If you haven’t subscribed yet – you’re gonna want to do it, so you’ll never miss a single edition of the photo blog, featuring “Before & After” Colorized Photos. We generally publish once a week on Friday. But, if there’s a really cool holiday, and we’re feeling extra-creative – we’ll throw in an extra edition or two.

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)

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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)

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NOT TOO LATE FOR A COLORIZED CHRISTMAS!

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Good Morning, Americans . . . It’s Saturday! Here’s your chance to have a treasured family photo colorized for a nice low price. It’s NOT too late to give parents or grandparents the unique gift they will treasure forever – an enlarged image from the Family Album – in Full-Color! Our web-server is “conveniently” down, but you can call David in our Studio at (805) 535-5778) or email him at david@americanphotocolorizing.com.

If you order by Wednesday, December 23rd – we’ll email your finished Colorization no later than Noon East Coast Time – 9AM in the West on December 24th. That still gives you time to print and frame it. For extra large enlargements – just head over to your favorite print shop (like Kinkos). Any photos we receive this weekend – will be completed and emailed to you on Monday and Tuesday.

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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!

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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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ROCKEFELLER CENTER (1940)

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The year is 1940. There’s nothing quite like Christmas in New York. From the Radio City Rockettes to the window displays at Macy’s in Herald Square. From Harlem to Little Italy, New York City becomes a magical place from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Of course, at Christmas, a visit to Rockefeller Center is a must. Ice skaters perfect their figure-8s in the glow of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. On one side of the rink towers the majestic “30 Rock”, home of NBC television – where from an open window many stories above the street, Late Night host, David Letterman used to delight in hurling watermelons to the pavement below. This 1940 image of Rockefeller Center at Christmas gave me an opportunity to go with a more artsy colorizing flourish. For me, this approach has captured the magic that is the Big Apple at Christmas.

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1940 - Christmas In Rockefeller Center

Christmas is coming on like Gangbusters. It’s 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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MACY’S PARADE – SANTA CLAUS (1966)

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The year is 1966 – and this is definitely Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy’s began holding what was then Macy’s Christmas Parade in 1924. Originally, the balloons were released to the heavens at the parade’s end. This short tradition ended in 1932 as a safety measure to protect aviators. Television spread the acclaim of the Macy’s Parade, shortly after World War II ended. By the time this 1966 photo of Santa Claus, the Macy’s Parade was as much a part of our modern Thanksgiving celebration as turkey, pumpkin pie, and football.

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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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