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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Miss Elizabeth Zolnay, colorized

Miss Elizabeth  Zolnay, colorized

This is one of my favorite pictures on the site (so far). The scruffy dog and Miss Elizabeth's Mona Lisa smile really make the picture. View full size.

Fredric Falcon and Call 911

Fredric Falcon: Thanks much! I've got a few more, but don't want to bombard the site with them all at once. My first choice to submit was my version of Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, but someone beat me to that one.

And I've never been quite happy with Miss Elizabeth's hair color, actually.

Call 911 (and Dave): LOL about the grapefruit. Honestly though, I can't make that object be a grapefruit. It looks like a metal bowl to me.

Call 911

Why did you make her grapefruit black?

[Maybe it was broiled. Or is it some kind of melon? - Dave]

Excellent colorizing

I'm impressed by your fine attention to the smallest details and the color choices are natural. I might have chosen another color for her hair, though. But overall it's a fine addition to the Shorpy collection of colorized images.

Are you doing any more?

 
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