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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.Take a trip back in time through these photos below. It’s quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein in living color.Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we've never even seen. It literally changes our perspective of history.

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Beth Moon’s stunning images capture the power and mystery of the world’s remaining ancient trees. These hoary forest sentinels are among the oldest living things on the planet and it is desperately important that we do all in our power to ensure their survival. Let the next generations know the wonder of such trees in life and not only from photograpshs of things long gone. Beth’s portraits will surely inspire many to help those working to save these magnificent trees.

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Back in the day, years before the invention of color film, it was a common practice to hand tint photos in an attempt to create more realistic images.  Colorization of both still and motion pictures has been around for a long time. Early movies were often hand painted frame by frame to produce colorful artistic effects.

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In his Half-Drag series, New York photographer Leland Bobbé captures the two sides of the big apple's drag queens.  The extravagantly made-up drag divas and the organic men that lie beneath. "Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side." Identities of the models are composed in camera and NOT by separate images edited in post production and/or photoshop.

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John F Kennedy  Photo: c. 1924

 An essay of personal and rare celebrity photographs captured during unique and surprising moments of their lives. From politicians to movie stars; from artists and painters to philosophers and world spiritual leaders, our tour of "Memory Lane" showcases a unique view of the world of celebrities crossing paths during the 20th century and beyond.