Category Archives: Colorization

Enemy Aliens

During the First and Second World Wars, nationals of countries at war with Australia who were living in Australia were classed as “enemy aliens”. As soon as Italy declared war on Britain and its allies on 10th June 1940, Italian nationals … Continue reading

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“Beauty is in The Eye of The Gazer.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Gertrude Stein once said, “I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.” Certainly that is the case with today’s subject, Charlotte Brontë.  There’s a good reason for this. We know from personal letters that … Continue reading

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Flinders St Station – Melbourne Icon

Melbourne’s iconic Flinders St Station is the one thing that has remained consistent in my lifetime of inhabiting this wonderful city and when I found this old black and white image in reasonably good condition, I naturally got the urge to … Continue reading

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New Facebook Page

I have been a little absent lately, playing over on that other platform, Facebook, where I have connected in with a whole bunch of colourists who like to share their work. There is some pretty awesome work going around with groups dedicated … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Mothers

She “wanted it to be a holy day, a day of sentiment, not profit,”  dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” First celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial … Continue reading

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Gary Cooper ~ Style Icon

Day 365 of Colourisation Project – May 7 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper Tryin’ hard to look like Gary Cooper, Super duper                            … Continue reading

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Rudolph Valentino ~ Archetypal Latin Lover

Day 364 of Colourisation Project – May 6 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. His birth name was Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla.  Born this day, … Continue reading

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