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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ava Gardner Laid Bare

Day 231 of Colourisation Project – December 24 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born this day, December 24, in 1922, Academy Award nominated  actress, Ava Lavinia Gardner, was famous … Continue reading

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Yousuf Karsh – Master Photographer

Day 230 of Colourisation Project – December 23 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Named one of the 100 Most Notable People of the Century in 2000 by International Who’s … Continue reading

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Beatrix Potter – Conservationist Storyteller

Day 229 of Colourisation Project – December 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Seventy-one years ago on this day, 22 December in 1943, Helen Beatrix Potter, one of the … Continue reading

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