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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Nick Noir (Colorized): 1924

Nick Noir (Colorized): 1924

Colorized from a Shorpy original. I've seen two different versions of the American Railway Express logo; one in green with red lettering, and the red diamond version here, a more obvious precursor to the Railway Express Agency which would be incorporated in 1929. Apologies if I have any of the uniform colours wrong. View full size.

Thank you!

Hey Tacoma thanks for your kind words! I'm a big fan of Dave's amazing curation and restorations and the really amazing community dedicated to history over here. I'm honestly like a kid in a sweetshop picking subjects to do.

I thought your Funny Girl was really well executed!

Cheers.

Mood Enhancing

These colorizations from photojacker are marvelously subtle and evocative. This one is my favorite, but check out the Texaco Station and the Two-Bit Hotel. Lovely work.

 
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