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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TRAVEL TO NIMES, FRANCE: 1926

Pixelated Swimmers: 1922

Pixelated Swimmers: 1922

This is the first of many Shorpy photos I've colorized, just for fun. Since I save them to my hard drive with different names than their original posts, I have lost track of where these are on Shorpy or else I'd give help you find them and read more about them. I'll try to start doing that in the future. Hope you enjoy them. View full size.

Vroom: 1920

Vroom: 1920

A color version of this 1920 photo by the Bain News Service. View full size.

St. Louis Newsies: 1910

St. Louis Newsies: 1910

A colorized version of this 1910 photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

Audio Spectrum: 1940

Audio Spectrum: 1940

A colorized version of this 1940 photo by John Vachon. View full size.

Women of Color: 1924

Women of Color: 1924

A color version of this 1924 photo of Tidal Basin swimmers. View full size.

Red Delicious: 1940

Red Delicious:  1940

A colorized version of this 1940 photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

Mound Bayou: 1939

Mound Bayou: 1939

A colorized version of this 1939 photo by Russell Lee of storefronts in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. View full size.

 
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