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Melvin Hale

Family Outing, San Diego, c.1920

Family Outing, San Diego, c.1920

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Nothing is known about the family and friends in this photo except the words “San Diego” written on the back. By the fashions of the day it appears to be taken in the mid 1920’s. The family is posed on what appears to be a beach, but it is possible that this is a faux background in a photographer’s studio. In any event, this appears to be a well to do Black family close to a 100 years ago.

I digitize old black and white photos and create color compositions; digital paintings. It's more than simply colorizing. I strive to create art; a visual gateway to the past, but in a new and different way. This all started in 2006 in Palm Springs where I had an art gallery. Street scenes from black and white postcards were the most popular and have won the most awards. Two examples are Chi Chi and Cubana and Radio City - Hollywoodland. I love doing people too, as you can tell.

Look for the red Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of this screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you can view this image on ten sample walls, or even Upload a Photo of your own wall as a background to view the art on! Directions on how to use the Live Preview are available hereHave fun playing with something really useful!

Sizes are approximate. Click here to see a digital restoration example.

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