Reviving The Old Ones

The other day I was approached with a small World War II black & white portrait of a military officer and his then-wife.  For obituary purposes, the daughter of the now-deceased military officer wanted me to photoshop out the wife who had been replaced by another in later years.  These kinds of projects are often a lot of fun, and can often entail challenging and time-consuming work.  But this pales in comparison to the year-long project undertaken by aviakatz of the Painted Back blog to colorize this 1942 photo:

Read All About It 1942Read here about aviakatz’ painstaking process of tracking down the magazines displayed to render them in authentic color.  Included is an expansive and fascinating gallery of most of the magazine and comic book covers depicted.

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