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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JFK & JON JON (1962)

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The year is 1962. If you were alive then, and old enough to understand, you remember where you were when the news flashed its way into our TVs and radios on that November 22rd afternoon. I was in 4th grade at Mendham Township Elementary School in New Jersey. We were in Mrs. Roscoe’s class, when an announcement came over the loud speaker. We were in stunned disbelief. The teachers pointed us in the general directions of our neighborhood – and sent us home. I remember, Louie Sharp’s teenage sister telling us what was going to happen next. Ten minutes later, I burst through the kitchen door, yelling “Mom – President Kennedy’s dead! The Commies are gonna get us!!” That was over half a century ago. It just doesn’t seem possible.

On today’s American Photo Colorizing blog we have President Kennedy and Jon Jon sharing a light-hearted moment in the Oval Office. This is how I choose to remember the president, in this month where we remember the 52nd anniversary of that infamous day.

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1963 - JFK & Jon Jon

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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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

GRAND REVIEW PARADE 2016

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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 are the official souvenir book and two t-shirt logos, all featuring our colorizations.

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Grand Review T-Shirt Logo (Black)

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GENERAL SIDEBURNS (1862)

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The year is 1862. The man is General Ambrose Burnside. If you grew up during the 1950s & ’60s, rather than the 1850s & ’60s – you probably thought “sideburns” were the invention of a former Memphis truck driver by the name of Elvis Presley (I understand he could sing, too).

Sideburns actually go back thousands of years, with even Alexander the Great sporting them in battle. The modern tip of the hat goes to future first president of the National Rifle Association and governor of Rhode Island, Ambrose Everett Burnside, from whom “sideburns” get their name.

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1862 - General Ambrose Burnside

In May 2015 we’ll have a selection of Civil War images on exhibit at the Afro American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC – which are also being used to promote the upcoming Grand Review of the Troops celebration in the city. Here’s a handy-dandy link to the Grand Review festivities – where you’ll also find some of our colorized Civil War photos and etchings. https://www.grandreviewparade.org/

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CAPITOL SNOWBALL FIGHT (1925)

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The year is 1925. One of my favorite snow scenes, here some Senate pages have a wild snowball fight across from the Capitol dome. I chose to bathe the image in the digital equivalent of a blue wash, to help capture the wintery mood. Well, it has me so convinced, I think it’s time burn a few logs in the fireplace.

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1925 - Capitol Snowball Fight

Christmas is coming on like Santa’s reindeer. 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. Turn around time is about 48 hours, so contact us today! This year, “Give the Christmas Present of Christmas Past!”

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WAR IS OVER! (1865)

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The year is 1865. It’s May 23-24. The American Civil War ended just 6 weeks ago. And a mere 5 weeks ago, the life of a president was ended. It’s been a tough four years for the divided nation. But now, it’s ‘Miller Time’ . . . . more or less. Washington, DC let its hair down for a two-day “Grand Review of the Armies”.

Just as The Beatles served as the happy antidote for an America still mourning the loss of its youthful president 98 years later – the Grand Review of the Armies was a celebration to help lift the spirits of a nation’s capitol still reeling from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Ahead lay the long and winding road to reconciliation.

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