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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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Must Have Work or Food (Colorized): 1936

Must Have Work or Food (Colorized): 1936

Colorized from this Shorpy original. I found it really interesting the things that popped out on this one when I colored it - the boy's broken shoulder strap and his early prototype skateboard, a toy truck, a big piece of cardboard, a complete lack of feminine touch, every part of this pic is a story in itself. Colorized it's almost got a "camping" sort of feel. View full size.

Really great job!

There are so many fine colorization efforts it would be hard to pick a favorite ... but this would have to rank right up there. The color is gorgeous! Great job!!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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