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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I saw this photo of 1924's Miss Philadelphia/Miss America Ruth Malcolmson on Shorpy and just had to see what it looked like colorized. I have to admit that one part of the photo gave me trouble. In the original there was the side of a house with all sorts of little items in the upper right corner. I simply couldn't identify everything to determine what color the items should be so I 'grew' some more bushes up to the brickwork.
Anyway, hope someone enjoys this as much as I did working on it the past 2-3 weeks. View full size.