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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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101 Broadway Pharmacy (Colorized): 1957

101 Broadway Pharmacy (Colorized): 1957

This is my colorized version of the 101 Broadway Pharmacy picture. View full size.

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Just look at the candy!

I didn't realize that Rolos (chocolate-covered caramels in a cylindrical package) existed back then!

Thanks everyone

Its a hobby that I just got into. I started with old family photos, one of which I did was a similar picture of my great grandfather's general store. I have been going over the shorpy gallery and am working on a couple of others that spoke to me. I plan to contribute heavily to the Colorized Photos gallery which is why I chose the screenname Ted Turner because of his trend of colorizing things in the 80's, though I hope to do a much better job than he did.

I currently am nearly done with this one:

and have just started on this one though it will need some restoration work before I can colorize it:

There's another that I submitted that for some reason wasn't used, but I am excited about how well this one was received. Thank you for all the kind words.


Amazing work. It was already a great pic, but now it looks like you could walk up and ask for a box of Band-Aids. Great job.


You did a great job.


I never thought that I would get to see this photo that I shared in color. You did a wonderful job, outstanding!

Beautifully done

I was already an adult at the time this picture was taken and I believe you have done an outstanding and accurate job of adding the correct colors. Your work really does bring the picture to life and instills much greater interest into all the details. Thank you.

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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