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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 (1930)

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We’re still celebrating the debut of 2016 and no other photo in our gallery reflects the spirit of “putting on the ritz better than this one of German actress, Marlene Dietrich. And with that, we put a period at the end of the year 2015.

When you visit our website, you’ll see a lot of new changes for the New Year. First, and perhaps most notable, is that we’ve shortened our name to save everyone’s hard-typing fingers. We are now officially “American Colorizing”.

We also have a new website design which is more user-friendly – and best of all – just as we do it here on our photo blog, American Colorizing’s Photo Gallery features “Before & After” images in Black & White – and then Colorized. We still have the gimongous task of placing our new name on all our photos – but, all in good time.

There’s a lot more news coming your way in about a week or so, as we launch into unchartered territory – but more on that later. For now, Welcome to the “American Colorizing” Photo Blog!

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1930 - Marlene Dietrich In Morocco

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)

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)

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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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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

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The year is 1947. We’ve been featuring a lot of colorized Macy’s Parade balloons from the 1930s-1960s this month – some real classics. On this eve of Thanksgiving, we bring you a heart-warming scene from that ode to the Macy’s Parade and its Santa Claus – 1947’s “Miracle On 34th Street”. Watching the parade from an apartment high above central park west, are two of its stars, Natalie Wood and John Payne. We’ll be here early Thanksgiving morning, with a special edition of the American Photo Colorizing Blog.

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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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MACY’S PARADE – SUPERMAN (1940)

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The year is 1940. It’s a bird . . . It’s a plane . . . It’s the man of steel flying high above Metropolis – and upright, no less. That’s quite a trick. But anything’s possible in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Macy’s Day Parade (as New Yorkers fondly refer to it), is among my earliest childhood memories – and even after so many Thanksgivings, I still watch with a childlike sense of wonder. I suppose it’s simply “The Magic of Macy’s”.

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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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MACY’S PARADE – PINK PANTHER (1964)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .com’s photo blog. The year is 1964. It was a year that began somberly in January, as America continued to mourn the loss of a president. Five weeks from New Years Day, mourning gave way to unbridled euphoria – at least among teens and pre-teens, as Beatlemania and the British Invasion swept across America. A young man by the name of Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title. Ford Motors unveiled their sporty mid-size car, the Ford Mustang.

And as it has done for over 100 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through New York City streets. A million spectators line the parade route. From 77th Street at Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 6th Avenue, past 42nd Street, all the way to Macy’s Department Store at 34th Street in Herald Square come the marching bands, floats, oversized character balloons, singers, dancers . . . and of course, Santa Claus. You really haven’t seen a parade until you’ve seen Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut we called it The Macy’s Day Parade. And in the 1960s there were certain balloons and floats we always awaited. Some attractions, like the Giant Turkey and the Pilgrim Couple date back to at least the 1940s – and are still part of the parade today. There were three balloons that defined the 1960s Macy’s parade for us kids: Underdog, Bullwinkle Moose, and this fellow here, the Pink Panther. Can anyone look upon ‘His Royal Pinkness’ – and not start humming the Henry Mancini-crafted theme song? We’ll be featuring a number of colorized photos of the parade from now through Thanksgiving Day. So . . . who wants some eggnog?

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1964 - Macys Parade - Pink Panther

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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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