Hi, I'm Jecinci, a 36 years old architect & 3D Artist from Romania with a passion for colorizing black & white photos. For me, colorizing black & white photographs is a hobby that opens a vibrant and dynamic window into the past, through which memories become a vivid reality.

I started this hobby 5 years ago, after seeing a tutorial on YouTube by chance, with a photo of my grandparents and continued with other members of the family. The next step was to improve my skills, and, with the help of some of the best artist in the field (Olga S., Doug B., Dragos A., Florin R., Patty A., Jared E., Mads M., Jordan L. & others, to whom I would like to say a BIG "Thank you!"), I managed to do that (and will continue to do so, I hope).

After a while, I started to concentrate on portraits until I managed to get a good grasp on them. This improved my photoshop "technical" skills and gave me the courage to tackle other types of images like landscapes, war scenes, cars, city life and all sorts of miscellaneous subjects.

I like to colorize images that intrigue me and my imagination, images I'm curious to see in color, besides portraits of important or less important figures, some more or less known, some more or less controversial. I like to give people that follow my work images that will set them on a path of discovery and a bit of knowledge, will put a smile on their faces or make them remember a part of history (like they do for me). By doing this, I also share with them a bit of myself, a bit of what interests me.

I would like to thank people who follow my work for their support, and I hope that I will be able to keep them interested in the future with the images I have not yet colorized. You can follow me on my social media see my other works on my website. 

Here is a part of my over 1300 colorized photos. Hope you'll enjoy them!

More info: jecinci.com | Instagram | Facebook

#1

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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Full Name 1 month ago

This was amazingly well done. I'm impressed.

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#2

Young Princess Diana With Her Guinea Pig Peanuts At The Sandringham Pet Show, 1972

Young Princess Diana With Her Guinea Pig Peanuts At The Sandringham Pet Show, 1972

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TheReader19 2 months ago

William really is his mother's son

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#3

The Lumière Brothers (Louis On The Left & Auguste On The Right) In Their Laboratory, Lyon, France, Ca. 1925

The Lumière Brothers (Louis On The Left & Auguste On The Right) In Their Laboratory, Lyon, France, Ca. 1925

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BusLady 1 month ago

It adds so much dimension to the photo.

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#4

Albert Einstein Wearing His Levi's "Menlo Cossack" Leather Jacket, 1938

Albert Einstein Wearing His Levi's "Menlo Cossack" Leather Jacket, 1938

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Norma 2 months ago

I love a man in a leather jacket... Einstein was hot!

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#5

Frank Sinatra Arrested, Mugshot From 27 Nov 1938

Frank Sinatra Arrested, Mugshot From 27 Nov 1938

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Norma 2 months ago

Frankie... So cute!

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#6

James Dean In "Giant", 1956

James Dean In "Giant", 1956

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TheReader19 2 months ago

Damn, he was sooo sexy

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#7

Girl With A Bird And A Dog, Boston, Massachusetts, US, 1920s

Girl With A Bird And A Dog, Boston, Massachusetts, US, 1920s

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Jackie Wacky 1 month ago

The colouring really brings these photographs to life.

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#8

Newly Engaged Couple, Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier, Relaxing At The Kennedy Family Home In Hyannis Port In Cape Cod, Massachusetts On The 4 July 1953

Newly Engaged Couple, Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier, Relaxing At The Kennedy Family Home In Hyannis Port In Cape Cod, Massachusetts On The 4 July 1953

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Norma 2 months ago

the beautiful people...

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#9

Billie Holiday And Mister, February 1947

Billie Holiday And Mister, February 1947

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TheReader19 2 months ago

She had a innocent look about her here, later photos show the pain and suffering

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#10

George Washington Carver, March 1942

George Washington Carver, March 1942

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Full Name 1 month ago

This one looks great. I love the warmth you gave it.

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#11

Illuminated Tires Developed By Goodyear In 1961

Illuminated Tires Developed By Goodyear In 1961

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Full Name 1 month ago

WTF?! Okay, time to Google....

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#12

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Classic!

#13

Unpacking Mona Lisa At The End Of World War II, 1945

Unpacking Mona Lisa At The End Of World War II, 1945

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Kamsi Ikonne 1 month ago

lmfao they all there staring and Mona Lisa just there with that smirk like "hullo".

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#14

Giraffe Women Looking At A Guard, Posted At St. James's Palace 16th Century Main Gate, During Their Visit In London, 1935

Giraffe Women Looking At A Guard, Posted At St. James's Palace 16th Century Main Gate, During Their Visit In London, 1935

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

These are the Kayan (Red Burmese) people of Myanmar (then called Burma). The rings go on when they’re very young and they wear them for the whole of their lives.

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Fokin & Fokina, Cleopatra Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Fokin & Fokina, Cleopatra Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

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Donald Truck 1 month ago

He looks like Gene Wilder...

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#16

King Ferdinand And Queen Marie Of Romania Arriving At Dover, UK, For A State Visit, 12 May 1924

King Ferdinand And Queen Marie Of Romania Arriving At Dover, UK, For A State Visit, 12 May 1924

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Excellent work that really captures the look of old silk velvet.

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#17

Clark Gable, 1946

Clark Gable, 1946

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TheReader19 2 months ago

Still a handsome man

#18

Romania, 1930s

Romania, 1930s

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TheReader19 2 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks that the colour photos seem to make some the pictures look older?

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#19

Finnish Soldier Looks At A Burning Town, 1944

Finnish Soldier Looks At A Burning Town, 1944

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TheReader19 2 months ago

Would be interesting to know were this town was

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#20

"Pistol Pete" - Frank Boardman Eaton

"Pistol Pete" - Frank Boardman Eaton

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ChiveChilly 1 month ago

Looks like he has a story to tell

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#21

Charlie Chaplin In "Shoulder Arms", 1918

Charlie Chaplin In "Shoulder Arms", 1918

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Here’s a fun fact: The pancake makeup that looks so white on the screen and in stills was actually a pale green. (I’ve done a lot of reading on the early days of cinema, and this is one of the bits that has stayed lodged in my brain.)

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#22

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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TheReader19 2 months ago

Classy lady

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#23

Paul Newman's Navy Enlistment Photo, 1943

Paul Newman's Navy Enlistment Photo, 1943

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Bill phillips 1 month ago

Look at those eyes!

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#24

Jackie Bouvier Kennedy And John F. Kennedy Cutting The Cake At Their Wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island

Jackie Bouvier Kennedy And John F. Kennedy Cutting The Cake At Their Wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island

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BusLady 1 month ago

The old photo looks faded or over-exposed. Nice work on the color one.

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#25

Podu Ros Neighbourhood Viewed From The The Palace Of Culture With The City Pool In The Foreground, Iasi, Romania, Early 20th Century

Podu Ros Neighbourhood Viewed From The The Palace Of Culture With The City Pool In The Foreground, Iasi, Romania, Early 20th Century

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CookieNeerrrrd 1 month ago

It looks so much more full of life with colour!

#26

Arnold Schwarzenegger Posing At The Victoria Palace Theatre In London, Circa 1968

Arnold Schwarzenegger Posing At The Victoria Palace Theatre In London, Circa 1968

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Marnee DeRider 1 month ago

That was just before women stopped being allowed to have any fat on their stomachs whatsoever or they were considered chubby, at least in almost all shows and movies (not necessarily music videos). In the movie industry, she's be considered plus-sized now. So stupid.

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#27

Marlon Brando, 1950

Marlon Brando, 1950

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Kate Noble 1 month ago (edited)

I love the idea of cold blue lighting on one side of his head and the warm light on the other.

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#28

Fokin & Fokina, Scheherazade Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Fokin & Fokina, Scheherazade Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

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反社会的 1 month ago

I love this one.

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#29

Laurel And Hardy

Laurel And Hardy

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BusLady 1 month ago

Needs to recharge that phone.

#30

Butchers In A Bucharest Market, 1932

Butchers In A Bucharest Market, 1932

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Mindy Keys 1 month ago

These are all stunning, but I bet this one took A LOT of work. Stunning

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#31

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (As New Woman), 1896

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (As New Woman), 1896

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BusLady 1 month ago

So many details in this one.

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#32

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

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TheReader19 2 months ago

You can really see the bat-shit-crazy in his eyes

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#33

Audrey Hepburn Putting On Lipstick At Her Home In Mayfair (65 South Audley Street), London, September 1951

Audrey Hepburn Putting On Lipstick At Her Home In Mayfair (65 South Audley Street), London, September 1951

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Maybeitsraining 1 month ago

Beautiful woman and actress

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#34

Salvador Dali, 1954

Salvador Dali, 1954

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BusLady 1 month ago

His mustache defies gravity.

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#35

Desmond Thomas Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) & His Wife Dorothy, After Receiving The Medal Of Honor From President Harry Truman, October 12, 1945

Desmond Thomas Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) & His Wife Dorothy, After Receiving The Medal Of Honor From President Harry Truman, October 12, 1945

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Rob Lucchetti 1 month ago

Bravest. Man. Alive.

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#36

King George Vi Riding With His Daughters Princess Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park, 21 April 1939

King George Vi Riding With His Daughters Princess Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park, 21 April 1939

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Jesper Rasmussen 1 month ago

VI rather.

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#37

Romanian Woman In Traditional Costume From The Early 20th Century

Romanian Woman In Traditional Costume From The Early 20th Century

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Norma 2 months ago

That, my friends, is a LOT of freakin laundry...

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#38

Two Romanian Peasants, 1928

Two Romanian Peasants, 1928

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Mary Pat Mitchell 2 months ago

oh that beautiful hair!

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#39

Martin Luther King Jr. And Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Share A Laugh In Davis' Dressing Room At New York's Majestic Theater In 1965

Martin Luther King Jr. And Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Share A Laugh In Davis' Dressing Room At New York's Majestic Theater In 1965

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Fox Dylan 1 month ago

Sammy Davis Jnr was a vile human who sexually abused women & hid behind his fame.

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#40

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, 1920s

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, 1920s

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Fox Dylan 1 month ago

Where are his dogs?

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#41

Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali, New York, March, 1964

Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali, New York, March, 1964

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Full Name 1 month ago

Ali looks like he's sending a text.

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#42

Winston Churchill, Cigar In Mouth, Gives His Famous ‘V’ Sign During A Visit To Bradford (Lister's Mill) On December 4, 1942

Winston Churchill, Cigar In Mouth, Gives His Famous ‘V’ Sign During A Visit To Bradford (Lister's Mill) On December 4, 1942

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April Simnel 2 months ago

He's doing the "other" V sign. The naughty one.

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#43

Neil Armstrong, Nasa Research Test Pilot, With The Bell X-14 At Nasa Ames Research Center, February, 1964

Neil Armstrong, Nasa Research Test Pilot, With The Bell X-14 At Nasa Ames Research Center, February, 1964

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Hinchess 2 months ago

He was 34 (born in 1930). Looks Ike a kid.

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#44

French Soldiers & Red Cross Dogs Before Departing For The Front Tuileries Gardens (Place De La Concorde Gate) Paris, France, 1915

French Soldiers & Red Cross Dogs Before Departing For The Front Tuileries Gardens (Place De La Concorde Gate) Paris, France, 1915

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Kaisu 1 month ago

Good dogs!

#45

Bela Lugosi - A Hungarian-American Actor, Famous For Portraying Count Dracula In The Original 1931 Film

Bela Lugosi - A Hungarian-American Actor, Famous For Portraying Count Dracula In The Original 1931 Film

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Donna Reynolds 1 month ago

Blaaaa! I vant to drink your blood.

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#46

President Lyndon B. Johnson And A Turkey Presented To Him In The Fish Room Of The White House, November 16, 1967

President Lyndon B. Johnson And A Turkey Presented To Him In The Fish Room Of The White House, November 16, 1967

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TheReader19 2 months ago

I wonder if he granted it a pardon or it became dinner?

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#47

The Wreckage Of The Messerschmitt BF 109e4 In Kent On 5 September 1940 During The Battle Of Britain

The Wreckage Of The Messerschmitt BF 109e4 In Kent On 5 September 1940 During The Battle Of Britain

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

The sheep don’t care...

#48

Marine Dwayne L. Boice (Kansas City), 3rd Battalion 5th US Marines, Burns Out A Weapons Emplacement. North Korean Gunpit, Wolmi-Do Island, Inchon, 15 September 1950

Marine Dwayne L. Boice (Kansas City), 3rd Battalion 5th US Marines, Burns Out A Weapons Emplacement. North Korean Gunpit, Wolmi-Do Island, Inchon, 15 September 1950

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

My father was in the Korean War, and I found out at his funeral that he received three Bronze Stars. I’d had no idea.

#49

Main Square In Brasov's Old Town Centre, Romania, Early 20th Century

Main Square In Brasov's Old Town Centre, Romania, Early 20th Century

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

I love how subdued it is.

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#50

Marlon Brando With His Father, Marlon Brando Sr., Los Angeles, April 1, 1955

Marlon Brando With His Father, Marlon Brando Sr., Los Angeles, April 1, 1955

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Tracy Moorhead 1 month ago

Brando was a good looking man, though I think he had mental issues!!

#51

US Civil War - Officers Of The 69th New York Volunteer Regiment Pose With A Cannon At Fort Corcoran - Col. Michael Corcoran At Far Left, 1861

US Civil War - Officers Of The 69th New York Volunteer Regiment Pose With A Cannon At Fort Corcoran - Col. Michael Corcoran At Far Left, 1861

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Doober 1 month ago

With the blurred background and the scale of objects around them, they almost look like miniature toy soldiers

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#52

Fire Spitter - Cracheur De Feu, Boulevard De Rochechouart, Paris, 1949

Fire Spitter - Cracheur De Feu, Boulevard De Rochechouart, Paris, 1949

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ChiveChilly 1 month ago

B&W fire has to be the coolest thing I've seen this week

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#53

John Fitzgerald, Jack Kennedy

John Fitzgerald, Jack Kennedy

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#54

Kirk And Michael Douglas, 1960

Kirk And Michael Douglas, 1960

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#55

Man In Scottish Uniform O S C

Man In Scottish Uniform O S C

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Kaisu 1 month ago

I wonder how they decided how to color the tartan, because the color/pattern is specific to each clan

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#56

A Scene From "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935 Film)

A Scene From "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935 Film)

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Jackie Wacky 1 month ago

The colour seems necessary to this photo.

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#57

"The Rat Pack" In NY, Carnegie Hall's Backstage, 1960s

"The Rat Pack" In NY, Carnegie Hall's Backstage, 1960s

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra.

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#58

Germany, 10 Oct 1944

Germany, 10 Oct 1944

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wojtechnology 2 months ago

it says "official photo" on the front of it

#59

Princess Marie Alley, Iasi, Romania

Princess Marie Alley, Iasi, Romania

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Norma 2 months ago

Gorgeous!

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#60

Queen Marie Of Romania Visiting The Pyramids Of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 1930

Queen Marie Of Romania Visiting The Pyramids Of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 1930

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Gosiulka Bloem 1 month ago

Makes me think of the Poirot series!

#61

Kirk Douglas As Michael Midge Kelly In "Champion", 1949

Kirk Douglas As Michael Midge Kelly In "Champion", 1949

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Maybeitsraining 1 month ago

Brilliant actor, loved him in Spartacus and The Vikings!!

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#62

Bucharest, 1930s

Bucharest, 1930s

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Interesting

#63

Buick Wildcat 3

Buick Wildcat 3

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

This photo benefited the most!

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#64

Charlie Chaplin Visits Winston Churchill And Family, At Chartwell House, Near The Town Of Westerham, Kent In South East England, 1931

Charlie Chaplin Visits Winston Churchill And Family, At Chartwell House, Near The Town Of Westerham, Kent In South East England, 1931

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#65

Corvin Castle, Romania

Corvin Castle, Romania

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

Each tower has a different shape...

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#66

Henry Ford In His 1896 Quadricycle During A Visit To Detroit, July 30, 1942

Henry Ford In His 1896 Quadricycle During A Visit To Detroit, July 30, 1942

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#67

King George V On Horseback At Buckingham Palace In 1914

King George V On Horseback At Buckingham Palace In 1914

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Kristi Lindley 1 month ago

He looks like a gigantic microphone

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#68

Marie Gonzales Of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, Circa 1930s

Marie Gonzales Of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, Circa 1930s

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Sol Connor 1 month ago

Cute

#69

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Norma 2 months ago

Some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear.

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#70

Romanian Crime Thriller "With Clean Hands"

Romanian Crime Thriller "With Clean Hands"

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#71

William "Bill" O'connor, Ca. 1952-53

William "Bill" O'connor, Ca. 1952-53

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Robert S. Mueller - 1stLt. U.S. Marine Corps, 1968

Robert S. Mueller - 1stLt. U.S. Marine Corps, 1968

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Mary Rose Kent 1 month ago

He grew into his face decades after this picture.

#73

Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1930s

Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1930s

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Norma 2 months ago

I never realized how beautiful Romania is until this page...

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#74

Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager

Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager

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Full Name 1 month ago

First man to break the sound barrier on land. Chuck Yeager!

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#75

Deck Of Gun Boat, Probably Mendota, Ca. 1865

Deck Of Gun Boat, Probably Mendota, Ca. 1865

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#76

WW1, Corbie Albert Area, France, 1916 - British Army Soldiers Moving In Devastated, Wet And Muddy Conditions On The Somme Front At Ancre

WW1, Corbie Albert Area, France, 1916 - British Army Soldiers Moving In Devastated, Wet And Muddy Conditions On The Somme Front At Ancre

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Doober 1 month ago

Seeing how the colored picture is still almost black and white really drives home the utter devastation.

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#77

WW2 Flame Throwers Army War Show, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 27, 1942

WW2 Flame Throwers Army War Show, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 27, 1942

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#78

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, 1946

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, 1946