The Art Of Coloring Of Vintage Pictures

After the invention of photography it became clear that its main problem is lack of colors. So masters who coul colorize photos for exhibitions and print publications were found really quickly. The history of this craft, that became a high art, deserves a separate large study. Since colored photography was invented people colorize only history photos to "bring" them to a modern audience, enhance the sense of reality. In spite of all the "wonders of Photoshop" today, as before, colorizing the picture to full similarity with the color photography is almost impossible. But some virtuosos are sometimes almost succeed. 

For example, Times Square, New York, 1943

I want to show the most interesting experiments on the coloring of the images presented on the historical photoblog Shorpy.  13 more images after the break...
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