Monthly Archives: December 2014

Elizabeth Arden – Cosmetics Queen

Day 238 of Colourisation Project – December 31 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. In 1912 15,000 American suffragists marching for women’s rights wore red lipstick as a sign of … Continue reading

Posted in Colorization, Colourisation, Photography, USA, Women | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mad Monk Rasputin

Day 237 of Colourisation Project – December 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. “No figure in modern history has provoked such a mass of sensational and unreliable literature as … Continue reading

Posted in Colorization, Colourisation, History, Photography, russia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Albert Tucker – An Angry Penguin

Day 236 of Colourisation Project – December 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born in Melbourne this day, 29 December 1914, Albert Lee Tucker was one of Australia’s most … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Australia, Colorization, Colourisation, Photography, Women in Art | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christina Broom – Britain’s First Female Press Photographer

Day 235 of Colourisation Project – December 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. To have been a gainfully employed woman in the early 1900s was pushing the bounds of … Continue reading

Posted in Britain, Colorization, Colourisation, Photography, Women, Women Photographers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cool Marlene Dietrich

Day 234 of Colourisation Project – December 27 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Long before Berlin became today’s epicenter of European ‘cool’, there was Marlene Dietrich.  She single handedly … Continue reading

Posted in Colorization, Colourisation, Film, Hollywood, Photography, Women, Women in Film & TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Melville Dewey, the Systematiser

Day 233 of Colourisation Project – December 26 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Most of you will be familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification system used in libraries?  The … Continue reading

Posted in Colorization, Colourisation, Education, History, USA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lina Cavalieri – Venus on Earth

Day 232 of Colourisation Project – December 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Italian writer and poet, Gab­ri­ele D’Annunzio, called her “the personification of Venus on earth” and wrote that … Continue reading

Posted in Colorization, Colourisation, Italy, Opera, Photography, Women, Women in Film & TV, Women In Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment