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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Two Young Girls With Dolls (Colorized)

Two Young Girls With Dolls  (Colorized)

Two Young Girls With Dolls (between 1909 and 1923) National Photo Company, Library of Congress. View full size.

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Well done!

Everything looks so natural. Hair looks great, perfect hair colour. I wish I could learn from you. I am still struggling with my efforts specially the greens and getting hair colour right. Perfect 10 for you!


I personally prefer your subdued colors, as opposed to the "Kodachrome" look. It's closer to how the real world looks to me, and more of what I'd expect in an old photograph. You do good work!

Others will disagree. I remember after adjusting my mother's TV once she responded, "I paid for a color TV and I want to see some color, dammit!"

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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