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

The Old P.O. (Colorized):1911

The Old P.O. (Colorized):1911

This is a recolor of the Shorpy image here. Thought I'd take a crack at it in anticipation of the Trump Hotel renovation when he stamps his brand on it. I'm hopeful Trump will maintain the integrity and look of the one-of-a-kind exterior. It is after-all on the National Register of Historic places. I used a 1911 Renault Parisian taxi (the green car) and the 1910 Ford Model T Limo for the burgundy car. The black one looks larger more elegant Model T Limo. I found one postcard reference for a regular streetcar, not the mail car referenced in a previous comment on the original image. View full size.

Thank you!

I'm honored and encouraged by your comment! Your Texaco colorization inspired me to pull back and be gentle with the colors.

Fantastic

Deborah,

You've done an absolutely cracking job on this, this is one of my favourite colourisations on Shorpy. The little details like the signage on the right and the fire hydrant along with the pitch perfect sky and stonework are remarkable.

 
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