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Olive Oil, Please (colorized)

Olive Oil, Please (colorized)

This is a colorized version of Tomato Salad: 1941. In the black and white version it looks like the girl in front is holding a cigarette, but here you can see that it is a highlight on the leg of the boy in back. View full size.

Good Sunlight

Good capture of a sunny day in your colorization. It looks like it was originally a color pic.

Ice cream.

Yes, that's right she is eating an ice cream. But you did it too red. I've never seen so red ice creams like this.

 
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