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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Queenie Ladovitch (Colorized): 1920

Queenie Ladovitch (Colorized): 1920

I darkened the image a little at the risk of it looking too dark and the colors too strong on some of the computers that will be seeing it. Unless a computer screen is perfectly adjusted, colors, contrast, and gamma may degrade the quality of any color photo. View full size.

Retroactive Romance

Warm up the wayback machine, I'm in love!

Great job of colorizing this photo. I don't mind the darker image. She looks fine to me. I wonder how old Queenie was at the time of the photo. I would think around 16-20 years of age.

 
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