Saturday, October 25, 2014

Municipal Park Swimming Pool, Bloomington Indiana (Circa late 20's)

This photo is one of 15 colorized photos that where featured in
my first full colorized exhibition "Living in Color" at the 
"Monroe County Historical society" museum.

This is the original photo before colorization.
Courtesy of the Monroe county historical society.
catalog number: 2002.041.0037  

Press here to listen to an NPR local WFIU discussion about this photo:

This is the same location as it looks today

Sunday, October 19, 2014

May 23-30, 1942 Southington, Connecticut. ("Where Southington folk buy their magazines.")

This colorized photo is the result of  what was an
almost year-long journey of internet detective-work.
My mission was to find all the magazines in this photo 
(in their original colors). 

This B&W photo appeared on, Dec 2013.
The photo was taken by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information,
 (Original file from the Library of congress).

This next version shows only the magazines I found on the internet.
The rest of the shot was completely colorized.
I estimate the amount of magazines I found to be about 85% of the 
entire amount of magazines in this photo.

The following comment on (Dec 2013) was what prompted me to
start on my journey. 

On some cases I had to be a true detective to find a magazine
where only a slither of it was visible in the photo.

In this case the very unique font of the "P" 
was the clue to help my search. 
Although I had not fount the exact issue that is in the B&W photo, 
I had found the magazine name and copy of another cover.

Here is another photo showing the same location on the same day 
with some other magazines visible.
 (Original file from the Library of congress)

The following is a collection of all the magazines / pulp magazines and comic-book covers
 I found and incorporated into my colorized project. 
Although the photo was taken in May of 1942, 
only a small number of the magazines are dated "May 1942". 
Most of the magazines in this photo are dated "June 1942" and "July 1942".

Sky pulp Magazins
These first two rear magazine covers were provided to me with the help of
Bill from ThePulp.Net. Thank you Bill

Sci-Fi and Fantasy pulp magazines

Murder and Detective pulp magazines 
The next two rear covers were provided to me with the help of
Bill from ThePulp.Net. Thank you Bill

Here is the original cover art of the shadow (June 15th 1942) without the print.
Cover artist: George Rozen (1895-1973)

Love magazines

Cowboy pulp magazines
These first four rear magazine covers were provided to me with the help of
Bill from ThePulp.Net. Thank you Bill

Film magazines

Sport magazines

War related magazines

General intrest and hobby magazines
After working on this project for so long I just had to have one of the magazines from this photo.
I have purchased this "Coronet" magazine.

And this is it's content:


This front page is colorized. 
It appears in the second photo facing us where as in the first photo
this magazine is laying flat. 

Chart magazines

Humor magazines & Humor comics

Comic books

 Here is the original line work for the cover above.

This next five covers where updated with the help of 
Mr. Chris Rednour. Thank you Chris!

Here are some magazines that appear in the other shot from the same day
but do not appear in my colorized shot.

Here are some magazine brands for wich I could not find the exact issue
as it appears in the photo.

Here is a rear color footage of an actual pulp stand.
(It appears in the 11th Min & 20th sec of the movie)
I've researched the magazines in  the frame and found this one:
It's a July 1943 issue of "Startling Detective"