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W.H. Jackson, en colores.

W.H. Jackson, en colores.

Nueva Orleans c. 1890. No sé si los tranvías eran rojos o verdes. View full size.

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A genius!

It's a real watercolor by an artist: Paco Andeiro. I'm one of his many fans!! Genuine!! Really beautiful!! I love it

Muy bueno

Me ha encantado el resultado y la idea.

De Colores

Muy bonita!

I believe at the time the streetcars were different colors depending on which line they were on.

Postcard view of Canal Street when the city pretty much ground to a halt in a rare snowfall during the St. Valentine's Day Storm of 1895:

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the added colors in the postcard, but it was done close to the event.


Caramba, qué bonito. ¿No está hecho a mano?


Muy agradable.

Viva Paco

Normally I am not a fan of colorized photos, but this is true art. Very nice! Also note that the caption contains a link to the original photograph.

Really nice

The trams were green (los tranvías eran de color verde).




What software did you use? It looks like a real watercolor.

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