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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.

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



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.

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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