Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Quintessential American Sex Symbol – Marilyn

Day 25 of Colourisation Project – June 1 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. You only have to say the name Marilyn and everyone knows who you are talking about. Born … Continue reading

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The Bard of Democracy – Walt Whitman

Day 24 of Colourisation Project – May 31 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born this day in 1819, Walter “Walt” Whitman is considered by many, one of America’s most influential poets. An essayist and … Continue reading

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The Best Known Englishman of His Time

Day 23 of Colourisation Project – May 30th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today’s subject would not look out of place making a single-origin espresso on High St with … Continue reading

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Climbs Every Mountain

Day 22 of Colourisation Project – May 29th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day in 1953, mountaineer, Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people … Continue reading

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Neville Chamberlain – The Pacifist PM

Day 21 of Colourisation Project – May 28th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day in 1937, Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and served … Continue reading

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The Father of Federation – Sir Henry Parkes

Day 20 of Colourisation Project – May 27th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Today’s photo of Sir Henry Parkes was taken by the prominent portrait photographer of the time … Continue reading

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The Last Tsar

Day 19 of Colourisation Project – May 26th On this day (26 May) in 1896, Nicholas II officially became the Tsar of Russia. Although Russia formally ended the Tsardom in 1721, Nicholas was known by the monarchical title of Tsar. … Continue reading

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