Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wistful Wednesday : 1946


This photograph was taken at my Grandparents D farm. My Aunt M is on the left and my Mother on the right. My Mother was seventeen and my Aunt was fifteen. I absolutely love the dogs in the the photo, one looks like a relative of Chances. I asked my Mother about the dogs, she could not remember their names. She is holding something..it looks like a white baby kitten. My Mother thinks that the photograph was taken on Easter Sunday in 1946.

I am curious about the colors in the photo, I have several of these photos that have been colored. Does anyone know anything about this technique or what it was called? It has an interesting effect on the black and white photo:)

8 comments:

  1. I have some of those also, even some of me. It was sure a fad for awhile, giving people colored photographs, until colored film became available.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  2. Dashing off a quick comment, running out the door. My Mom and Dad's wedding photo was colorized like that. They were hand tinted, and you could buy kits to do that yourself a few years ago, before Photoshop. Now you can do it on the computer so easily.

    Jen

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  3. Cool hand-tinted effect! And that dog in your mum's lap looks like a young Chance!

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  4. I love your photo. It is a reminder to me to document names (even of pets) on old photos for future generations. That does indeed look like Chance.

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  5. These old photos are the BEST!! The colouring is definitely unique. Love the dog!! :)

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  6. I used to color some of my photographs. I think we used colored pencils, but can't remember for sure. I love old photographs, and I used to take a lot with my Brownie camera. But they got lost along the way with all our moving.

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  7. hand-tinting, i think it's called. people still do it, for art.

    love the dog in that last picture.
    chance's ancestor?

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  8. The dog on the right looks like my grandma's old dog Trixie. Neat photo!

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