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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When this pretty lady appeared on Shorpy last year I thought the photo would be a good subject for colorizing. I worked on this during December, really for my own amusement, but with the recent spate of colorized Shorpy images I thought it might be interesting to compare.
I used Adobe Illustrator CS3, NOT your traditional photo-manipulation program, and was aiming for the classic hand-tinted postcard effect, not hyper-realism. View full size.