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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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Horseless Carriage (colorized): 1906

Horseless Carriage (colorized): 1906

Horseless Carriage, 1906 (colorized). View full size.

So far, just for myself

Thanks for the compliment Steve. Colorizing photos has just been a hobby. I am always open to a challenge though. Let me know your email address and I'll get in touch.

[Dear peoples: Any registered Shorpy user can get in touch with any other registered user by clicking on the person's username, and then the "Contact" tab. - Dave]


Do you colorize for others? This is some great stuff. We need to talk.

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