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Starting Over (colorized): 1935

Starting Over (colorized): 1935

I took some creative license with the indistinct object under the bed, as I couldn't tell what it was. In my colorizaton, it has become a rather creepy abandoned clown doll. Image by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

So expressive

Lovely work. Any suggestions how I can start contributing colorizing photos from and to Shorpy.

[To submit, click the link near the top of the left column. - tterrace]

Another great work

So glad to see you're posting again. You have brought everything together seamlessly with perfect saturation.
Great job!!

Your best one yet

With your color palette, it looks like a classic painting!

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