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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Too Much Fun (Colorized): 1905

Too Much Fun (Colorized): 1905

I saw this photo on your site a while back. I like the detail of the image, so when I started messing around with an image editor, I decided I would like to try to color it. I looked up colored postcards of Luna Park, only to discover that this was Dreamland Amusement Park and it had burned to the ground 7 years after it was opened. Its design and decor was also panned in the press as being mostly white and drab, so I held back adding too much color to the buildings, but brightened it up as much as I could. Even the postcards show most everything is white. View full size.

 
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