I am a photographer, I've been shooting for a long time now, but decided to get into colorizing years ago. I've always thought time travel would be fun, but changing the course of time is a pain, and it's just not worth it.

When I colorize, I'm a time traveler—seeing the up-close detail and filling in the color. My finished pieces will look as if I went back in time and shot it with my own camera. Many of them have the look of a classical painting.

This group of pictures is just New York City. Some of these buildings are gone, but you can still find some of them now.

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Elite Lunch Bar, 1938

Elite Lunch Bar, 1938

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Ksenia M
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1 month ago

I think that's the most prominent ad for spark plugs that I've seen in my life) But the cars are just amazing!

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#2

Flavors Of Italy, 1900

Flavors Of Italy, 1900

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Marshmello
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1 month ago

Now it looks like a painting of some sort. Yet, the details are amazing

#3

Times Square On A Rainy Day, 1943

Times Square On A Rainy Day, 1943

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Kenny Kulbiski
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1 month ago

In this instance the black and white one gives more of that rainy day feeling. In my opinion anyway.

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#4

Tastee's And Macy's, 1942

Tastee's And Macy's, 1942

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Marshmello
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1 month ago

just woww..!!

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#5

The Short Lived Grand Central, 1900

The Short Lived Grand Central, 1900

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Josiah Macchi
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1 month ago

i love this one so much wow

#6

It's Newsworthy, 1901

It's Newsworthy, 1901

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onitsuka
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1 month ago

Herald Square. The Minerva and owl statues were reincorporated into Herald Square after the building's demolition.

#7

Ernest Roeber's Cafe, 1908

Ernest Roeber's Cafe, 1908

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#8

South Street Seaport, 1901

South Street Seaport, 1901

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#9

Little Italy NY - Mussel Man, 1900

Little Italy NY - Mussel Man, 1900

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#10

Jewish Market On The East Side, 1890

Jewish Market On The East Side, 1890

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Christophe Beunens
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1 month ago

It is nicely done, but for me these are more "art" then "historically correct". There was not so much color these days, and in a lot of photo's a blue sky with clouds was added.

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#11

A Night Out, 1920

A Night Out, 1920

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Josiah Macchi
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1 month ago

this is gorgeous!

#12

Fashion Statement, 1905 (Macy's Dept Store)

Fashion Statement, 1905 (Macy's Dept Store)

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#13

Laying The Track, 1891

Laying The Track, 1891

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#14

Stuck In A Rut, 1920

Stuck In A Rut, 1920

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#15

The Great Steeplechase, 1903

The Great Steeplechase, 1903

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#16

Fraunce's Tavern, 1890

Fraunce's Tavern, 1890

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#17

The Circus Is Coming To Town, 1920

The Circus Is Coming To Town, 1920

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Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

poor elephants :(

#18

The Nation's Largest Dept Store, 1908

The Nation's Largest Dept Store, 1908

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#19

Want A Paper Mister, 1903

Want A Paper Mister, 1903

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Ksenia M
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1 month ago

oh, i love that bridge (?)

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#20

Washington Street Market, Buying At Night, 1952

Washington Street Market, Buying At Night, 1952

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Up All Night
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1 month ago

The contrast is gone in this one. The stones of the street should shimmer, and not in this "brown light"

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#21

Drinking Water From A Street Pump, 1910

Drinking Water From A Street Pump, 1910

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#22

Rush Hour Traffic, 1900

Rush Hour Traffic, 1900

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#23

Fresh Air Outing, 1913

Fresh Air Outing, 1913

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#24

Pipe Maze, 1891

Pipe Maze, 1891

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#25

The Future Site Of The Flatiron Building, 1890

The Future Site Of The Flatiron Building, 1890

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#26

A Hundred Some Years Ago, 1900

A Hundred Some Years Ago, 1900

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#27

Chatham Square, 1900

Chatham Square, 1900

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#28

Lunch Carts On Broadway St,1906

Lunch Carts On Broadway St,1906

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Up All Night
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1 month ago

Smudge rays from the sky?

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#29

The Grand Central Depot, 1890

The Grand Central Depot, 1890

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Marshmello
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1 month ago

Grand central, really??

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#30

The Brooklyn Bridge, 1903

The Brooklyn Bridge, 1903

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Gogamash
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4 weeks ago

This is all great work. However, some colors are too intensive on some of the photos for my taste, so it looks sometimes more comic-like than realistic. But cool post! Thanks Mike

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