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Melvin Hale

Lloyd's Different Cafe, Santa Rosa, 1930s

Lloyd's Different Cafe, Santa Rosa, 1930s

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Lloyd's Different Cafe was a popular diner located at 421 Mendocino Avenue on the Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa. Lloyd's is now gone. It was located on the current site of the Press Democrat, the area newspaper, in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. Numerous artifacts in this photo have also lost their battle with immortality. Grace Brothers Beer, represented on the rounded fixture beneath the awning, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, represented on the sign on the side of the fridge, and Rippled Wheat Cereal, which is in the three boxes on the shelf on the upper right. 

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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