Category Archives: USA

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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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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Mad-Hatter Hedda Hopper

Day 360 of Colourisation Project – May 2 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Let’s face it, Hollywood would be bland without its gossip columnists. There have been many; Perez … Continue reading

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Rockefeller Lunchbreak

Day 359 of Colourisation Project – May 1 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If you suffer from vertigo, today’s photo will make your stomach churn. An iconic image of New … Continue reading

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Carolyn Jones’ Crowning Glory

Day 356 of Colourisation Project – April 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  You may not immediately recognise today’s colourisation subject with her bob haircut. Texan born actress, Carolyn … Continue reading

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Gideon Sundback ~ Father of the Zip

Day 352 of Colourisation Project – April 24 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  He was the “Father of the Zip” – No, not Kevin Rudd, (for non-Australian readers, he … Continue reading

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Caresse Crosby ~ An Uplifting Story

Day 348 of Colourisation Project – April 20 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Necessity, they say is the mother of invention. The modern day bra was borne out of … Continue reading

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William Holden – Golden Boy

Day 345 of Colourisation Project – April 17 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Nicknamed the ‘Golden Boy’ and ‘Golden Holden’, he was chosen by Empire magazine as one of … Continue reading

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