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Melvin Hale

Palm Springs Stage & Store, Palm Springs, 1920s

Palm Springs Stage & Store, Palm Springs, 1920s

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This is a very rare photo postcard showing one of the earliest views of Palm Canyon Drive, in the center of Palm Springs. The name of the general store, Palm Springs Stage and Store, suggests that this was a stop along a stage coach route. Next to the the store is the La Palma Hotel and to the left, Baker’s Garage and gas station. There are various signs for Red Crown Gasoline, Union Gasoline, Michelin Tires, and Kerolene kerosene. A man with what appears to be a medical bag is walking down the recently graded dirt road.

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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