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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ACTRESS, ELLEN TERRY (1864)

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The year is 1864 – REALLY! A beautiful girl posed for this haunting photo at the age of 16 . . . in 1864. Her name was Ellen Terry, and she became Britain’s top Shakespearean actress, performing on both sides of ‘the pond’. Ellen’s theatrical career spanned 7 decades – into the 1920s. But, here we find her frozen in time at 16 years old – during the American Civil War era. This is an excellent example of how color can bring a 150 year-old scene into the present.

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1864 - Actress, Ellen Terry, Age 16

In May 2015, just a few short months ago, we were commissioned to colorize a small collection of Civil War-era etchings and photos for Washington, DC’s “Grand Review Parade of 2015”. You can find a full presentation of the Grand Review on our website’s “Welcome” page: http://www.americanphotocolorizing.com

The parade was broadcast on C-Span – and our colorized Civil War images were used for all Grand Review promotion and souvenir items.
Here’s the official souvenir book with one of our colorized photos featured on the cover.

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YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS (1925)

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The year is 1925. This is James Cargo, Detroit – wholesale fruits and vegetables. And by the look of things, they’ve got-a plenty bananas today.

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1925 - Yes, We Have No Bananas

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Remember: Your ancestors are counting on you!

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE (1956)

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The year is 1956. This is a bustling street corner in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The street decorations are the tip-off – that is, if you can’t smell the pine scent in the air. Yes, it’s gotta be Christmastime. Well, we’re caught in a rare heatwave at the beach here in Southern Caifornia, so this is sort of my way to chill out. Anybody up for a round of “O Come All Ye Faithful”?

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Remember: Your ancestors are counting on you!

ELLEN TERRY – AGE 16 (1864)

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The year is 1864 – REALLY! A beautiful girl posed for this haunting photo at the age of 16 . . . in 1864. Her name was Ellen Terry, and she became Britain’s top Shakespearean actress, appearing both in Europe and the United States. She became Dame Alice Ellen Terry. Her career spanned 7 decades – into the 1920s. But, here we find her frozen in time at 16 years old – during the American Civil War era.

1864 - Ellen Terry, Age 16 (R1)

1864 - Actress, Ellen Terry, Age 16

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.

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CIVIL WAR LOG CABIN (1865)

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The year is 1865. Petersburg, Virginia was the kind of sleepy little village you’d expect to find on a Courier and Ives print. That is, until the Civil War came to town. Here’s the quaint log cottage of Union Colonel, Nathaniel Michler. As you can see, there’s barely enough space inside for the widescreen TV.

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PUSH . . . PUSH . . . UMPH! (1944)

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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.

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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”.

1944 - Teenagers Pushing Jalopy (December 1944) (O1)

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