Wednesday, March 28, 2012

September 2, 1905. St. Clair, Michigan. "Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker.



My coloring was purposely very minimal on this photo since the composition + dramatic situation  make this photo so great.

This steamer was scrapped September 21, 1961, Genoa, Italy. 

Here is another view of the boat.





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raanana Israel early 1950's



Ahuza Street in Raanana Israel.

The hard part was to get the old photo workable

since it was completely bleached.


My colorized photo on the cover of a special issue "Kol Raanan"" celebrating 90 years of the city of Raanana.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coney Island Dreamland 1905





Opened in 1905.
Size of five city blocks.
Had a live animal show as well as first incubators with babies.
If you look to the right side of the photo you will see the:
"Fighting flames" attraction.
There is some smoke visible at the bottom of the "Steeplechase tower" 
coming out from the show that's in there.
Here is a photo of the show



A different look at the location where the photo was taken.











Dreamland burned down to the ground due to an electrical short on

May 26 1911



The animals were rescued and some ran away to the streets of Brooklyn.

No one was killed in the fire as it happened in the night time during off hours.








Saturday, March 10, 2012

Colorized Foggy Day, 1943. Fulton-Fish-Market, New York City


This is a 1943 cold day in New York's Fulton fish market.

I used this 1941 color photo as my reference for coloring the market.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

LZ 129 Hindenburg - colorized footage







The Hindenburg made its maiden test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen on March 4, 1936, with 87 passengers and crew aboard.



The Hindenburg used hydrogen (flamable) 

due to U.S. ban on the exportation of helium ( non flamable).

At the time helium was rare and extremely expensive.

The gas was only available as a byproduct of mined natural gas reserves found in the United States.


























The Hindenburg's last flight was on May 6 1937.

It was about to land at Lakehurst Naval air station N.J.

when it caught fire and was destroyed.

Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities as well as one death among the ground crew.





Saturday, March 3, 2012

Colorized "A Trip to the Moon" 1902


A Trip to the Moon - Le Voyage dans la lune
Directed by Georges Méliès
The ending sequence of the parade and statue was considered lost until 2002, when a well preserved complete print was discovered in a barn in France.
Music by "Air"