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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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Last Chance Texaco (Colorized): 1937

Last Chance Texaco (Colorized): 1937

Colorized from a Shorpy original.

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Nailed it!

Very inspiring. nice job

Thank you!

Thanks all, I was really inspired by the subject and composition and couldn't resist. Much more to come, I can't help myself with the amazing images on here.

Super Job!

That may be the most successful colorizing job I've ever seen. It looks like a photo from a color negative.


Like it

very nice job right down to the green T on the sign.

Great colour!

This looks like a 1950 photo of an abandoned gas station leftover from the 1930s! Great colorization.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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