1862 - The Intrepid

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May 31, 1862 - Fair Oaks, Va. Prof. Thaddeus S. Lowe observing the battle from his balloon "Intrepid"

Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe was appointed Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps in 1861 by Abe Lincoln.  The year after the above photo was taken, Thaddeus resigned because of disputes over his operations and pay.

Following his stint in the war, he spent time on his inventions, creating an ice making machine and a water gas process which produced hydrogen gas from charcoal and steam.  His patents and inventions made him a millionaire.  In 1887 he moved to L.A. building a 24,000 square foot mansion, and opening several ice making plants and even a bank.  In 1891 he opened a railroad company which was initially successful but became costly and he lost the company.  He died at 81 having lost his fortunes, living in his daughter’s home in Pasadena.  Click to read more about him at wikipedia.

Download the original stereo card at the LOC website here.

1865 - Gigantic Civil War Cart

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April, 1865 - Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (vicinity). Sling cart used in removing the captured artillery

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1924 - A girl in arms

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1924 - A girl in arms

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1922 - Musicians in Rome

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1922 - Musicians in costume, Rome, Italy

Selecting colors is always a challenge.  I searched, but finding photos of 1920s Roman musicians in color was not an easy task.  I looked at this picture and I saw green and yellow, then thought no, then they’d be leprechauns.  So I get to working on it and try blue and yellow, ask my husband, and he says, “Make them green!”  And he was right, right down to their gold belt buckles, these men are leprechauns.  I’m pretty sure when I die I will be assailed by all these people I’ve colorized telling me they had brown eyes, and not blue, or their costumes were red.

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1928 Glamour Photograph Wiggle Animation

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1928 - She's got "it".

Hopefully, “it” isn’t syphilis. Another image I’ve colorized, there was a series of these images created in the 20′s and 30′s, categorized in the LOC as “Glamour photographs”.

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1898 Colorized Wiggle Animation, Jewish Quarters

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1898 - The Jewish quarters, Constantinople, Turkey

The most complicated colorized image I’ve so far tried.  I loved the image, but it was badly warped, so it took some doing.  The little boy on the left was a bit of an Easter egg, I didn’t see him until I was about 20 minutes into building the animation.  Maybe my favorite image to date…

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1875 "The Ripple", Wiggle Animation

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1875 - "The Ripple", Tantalus Creek, Colorado (slightly colorized)

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1906 Beach Fun, Wiggle Animation

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1906 - Man and woman in ocean surf? The woman has just been tossed into the air by the man.

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Wiggle Animation - Blowing Bubbles, 1870

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Griswold's Compositions, c1870 - "Blowing bubbles"

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1890s Colorized Wiggle Animation

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1894-1895 - Tired of Play (a girl with daisies resting on a dog, colorized)

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