Friday, February 20, 2015

Walnut at night. Bloomington Indiana, circa mid 1940's

Walnut looking south from 6th st.
Note the sign on the right side indicating that Walnut is actually a part of road 37 corner of 46 and 45.
and the parking meters all around the square.
This is another photo out 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 black and white photo I worked off of.
Photo Courtesy of the Monroe county historical society.
catalog number: 1998.024.0010 

This is the same spot as it looks like today.
Photo by the very talented photographer
Eric Rudd 


Monday, February 16, 2015

Cafe Restaurant Sapphire, Bialik street Tel Aviv. Circa 1936

Original captions say:
Tel Aviv. Bialik Street. Typical restaurant.

Original photo from the "Library of congress" archives.

Bus stop sign on electricity pol says:
"ת אוטובוסים ציבוריים ת"א..?.
תחנת בינים
פי יהודה הלוי..?
קו מס 1 קו מס 2
????הירקון ת"א תל-נור"

Another view of the same location.
In it we can see an advertisement for a movie playing in "Kolnoa Eden"
 staring the Czechoslovakian comedian Vlasta Burian.


Same location at about the same time by Zeav Alexsandrovitch.

A view of the roof top section of the Cafe Restaurant Sapphire.
The roof top section was later on canceled (as seen in the colorized photo) 

Frame taken from the 1934 movie "Tel Aviv - Land of promise"
showing the view from Cafe Restaurant Zamir (later on Sapphire) to Allenby street.

two more views of the same location from the "Library of congress" archives

 Another frame from the 1934 movie "Tel Aviv - Land of promise"
showing  Cafe "Zamir" at dusk.

Same exact location in the sixties.
photo by: Shlomo Menashe
From the wonderful collection of theTel Aviv historical Facebook page
White City - Tel Aviv
On march 31st 2002 a terrorist exploded himself at the this coffee shop 
(named  at the time "My coffee shop") Wounding 29 costumers. 

Same location today.

 Detail taken from an illustration of my of the same location.



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bloomington Indiana circa 1915

Bloomington Indiana circa 1915,
College Ave (on the court house square), looking north.
This photo was taken right about the time cars started replacing hors & carriage transportation mode.
Note the parking regulations, horses parked on the inner side of the square,
cars on the outer side.
Note the old lady with the baby walking in the square.

This is the original black and white photo I worked off of.
The photo is one out of 15 colorized photos that where featured in
my first full colorized exhibition "Living in Color" at the 
"Monroe County Historical society" museum.
photo Courtesy of the "Mathers museum" and the " Monroe county historical society".
catalog number: 1988.109.0269 

Here is a recreation of the photo with the same view as it looks today.

The "Obelisk" looking object in the center of the photo is a water fountain for passers bye
donated by a woman's organization to the city so that man will be drinking less alcohol.
It was moved but it still stands in the square today.