Stunning Colourized Vintage Photos

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    Most of these are at least a century old... absolutely spectacular....


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    The Golden Gate Bridge under construction in 1934. (Photo: Library of Congress)

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    A Danish man at Ellis Island in 1909. (Photo: Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library)

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    The “Empire State Express” (New York Central Railroad) passes through Washington Street, Syracuse, New York, 1905. (Photo: Library of Congress)
     
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    The beach and Cliff House, San Francisco, circa 1902. (Photo: Library of Congress)

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    Inventor John Archibald Purves tests his Dynasphere at Weston-super-Mare in 1932,
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    A Douglas SBD “Dauntless” dive bomber balances on its nose after crash landing on a carrier flight deck in the Pacific, 1943. (Photo: Library of Congress)


    More here..... https://mymodernmet.com/retronaut-dynamichrome-colorized-photo-book/
     
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    Some more of people. some well known some not so much...2 pages courtesy of Austrian photographer and digital artist Mario Unger, who breathes new life into old, black and white photos with vibrant colors. From stars of the silver screen to 19th century street scenes, Unger has spent a staggering 3,000 hours carefully restoring and colorizing a vast collection of historical photos.

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    Marilyn Monroe, 1951

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    Humphrey Bogart, “Casablanca”, 1942

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    Mulberry Street, New York, 1900


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    https://mymodernmet.com/colorized-black-and-white-historical-photos-mario-unger/
     
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    B&W restored 8 minute film footage of a trip through new York City 1911

     
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    Spectacular Holly! Great thread, thanks! The funny thing is, NYC didn't change all that much from 1911 through the fifties when I grew up. The building boom didn't really start for decades after my childhood.
     
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    Must be fascinating for you to see those pics Lulu... did you click on the links, there's more pics there...:D
     
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    I haven't been to New York since the 1970s, but there were a number of those old buildings still standing then, especially in the lower part of Manhattan, around the "Village" and "Hello Dolly" areas. I seem to remember a preserved street called "The Mews". Is that still there, @Lulu Moppet?
     
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    Beautiful @Holly Saunders. Thanks for sharing. I'm amazed at what can be done with photography these days.
     
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    If you mean the street off Washington Square Park & 5th Avenue, it is called Washington Mews and is owned by NYU. Yes, still there, housing professors mostly, I believe.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-washington-mews-new-york
     
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    This is currently my favorite building in lower Manhattan. Makes me dizzy! It's like it's moving!
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    OMG, just look at those people on the beach! Things have certainly changed since then, haven't they?
     
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    Yes for sure... we were laughing about all that clothing. I was wondering if they didn't have ''vintage sun'' in California ... :D...still, I bet Skin cancer was virtually unknown.. :eek:
     
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    I bet there is not that much clothing in the whole state of California now. :D
     
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