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Colorized Colorado 120 Years Ago

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  • Bill Chunko April 8, 2019, 1:22 PM

    Is this Crystal?

  • Bill Chunko April 8, 2019, 1:30 PM

    Now that I think of it, the road is too narrow for Crystal.

  • MMinLamesa April 8, 2019, 1:50 PM

    Similar to Telluride but I can’t place it

  • Mike E April 8, 2019, 2:17 PM

    William Henry Jackson photo of Eureka Colorado

  • ghostsniper April 8, 2019, 2:29 PM

    I wanna buy that first little place on the left, make it my new woodshop and architectural design center.
    How much?

  • Mike E April 8, 2019, 2:29 PM

    Attached link says the Sunnyside had electricity about 1889. Usually, the town had electricity only as long as the mine had the generator on…. generator operator went home, he turned the system off.

  • Hale Adams April 8, 2019, 8:26 PM

    Dayum. It’s like you could walk into that picture.

    (… it calls to mind memories of the novel, “Time and Again”, by Jack Finney. probably the best writer of melancholic stories in the mid-to-late 20th Century …..)

    Hale Adams
    Pikesville, People’s still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

  • Behind Enemy Lines April 9, 2019, 12:27 AM

    Look! I can see Americans!

  • Dan Patterson April 9, 2019, 5:56 AM

    My first thought was the 1953 movie “Shane”.

  • Terry April 9, 2019, 8:06 AM

    The original black and white would put the realism back into that photo. Fake news, fake photos, fake everything now. Hollywood would love that colorized picture. Photoshop to hell.

  • ghostsniper April 9, 2019, 10:06 AM

    This was colorized by the same person that did the downtown Saratoga Springs pik a week or so ago.

  • AesopFan April 9, 2019, 1:15 PM

    I like colorized pictures, although I also appreciate the sepia tones of the real oldies. Black and white (such as from my youth in the fifties & sixties) now looks harsh, but most of my color snapshots have faded badly, due to the dies and paper used in printing them.
    This particular one is brighter than I can get on my own camera or phone (no filters), yet not as gaudy as most post-card pictures.
    As for the theology of colorization, I think Peter Jackson gets it right in his WWI documentary, to wit, the colors are what the people themselves would have seen.
    Trailer – movie is highly highly recommended if you get a chance to see it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrabKK9Bhds

  • ghostsniper April 11, 2019, 4:30 AM

    AF, that’s pretty cool. I’m going to see if I can purchase the DVD.
    I likes me some old black and whites, military, whatever. I have the whole Victory at Sea and Victory in the Air series. It’d be neat to have a “process” where they could be viewed in color. Color – the way the world really is, rather than black and white – an interpretation, brings it to life.

  • Cletus Socrates April 11, 2019, 7:02 PM

    Was gonna guess Silverton, not too far off.

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