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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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