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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I've grown quite fond of this picture, and have wanted to color it for a while now. I have been amazed by some of the skin tones achieved in some of the other colorizations here on Shorpy, so I attempted to step up my game on this one, but don't come close. Good job and a shout out to all those who bring these old photo's to life with color! View full size.