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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This is my first colorization and it took about 12 hours with the GIMP 2.6 Free software. I have also corrected as many faults in the picture that i could, because the picture was in such a poor condition after all, especially the edges. I hope you enjoy my work, I really tried to make it lifelike. View full size.
M. Kuusisto, Finland