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Citrus Seedling (Colorized): 1936

Citrus Seedling (Colorized): 1936

Colorized from this Shorpy original. My hope was to create something that looks as if it had been color originally. View full size.


Thanks! And yours was a great colorization effort. I'm surprised you remembered me. (I was having some trouble logging in, so I created a new account hopefully without issues)-'LK'

Fooled Me back

Two and a half years ago I fooled you with my colorized version of Times Square: 1943.
Well.... you have don a superb job on this one!!! Fooled me right back. Way to go LK!!


Thank you Don. Over time I will attempt other ones and share them too!

Original Color

Very nice work and I think you have succeeded in your hope. I truly admire the colorizing that you have done on this one. The skin toning is excellent, along with everything else of course. Well done!

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