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S.Palmer
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I colorize portraits of people from 1800's to the silent film era-When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colors that surround us today.

I have a Civil War Blog Called the Civil War Parlor on TUMBLR thecivilwarparlor.tumblr.com/

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Bix Beiderbecke by ziegfeldfollies
Bix Beiderbecke
 Bix Beiderbecke was one of the great jazz musicians of the 1920's; he was also a child of the Jazz Age who drank himself to an early grave with illegal Prohibition liquor.
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Peter by ziegfeldfollies
Peter

“Peter” Sometimes Identified As “Gordon”

This photograph turned him in to a symbol of the courage and patriotism of African Americans, Abolitionsts distributed this photograph of Gordon throughout the US to show the abuses of slavery

This beating left him with horrible welts on much of the surface of his back. While the plantation owner discharged the overseer who had carried out this vicious attack, for the next two months as Gordon recuperated in bed, he decided to escape. He escaped from his Louisiana plantation in March 1863, gaining freedom when he reached the Union camp near Baton Rouge.

Gordon joined the Union troops as a guide three months after the Emancipation Proclamation allowed for the enrollment of freed slaves into the U.S. military. On one expedition he was taken prisoner by the Confederates; they tied him up and beat him, leaving him for dead. He survived and once more escaped to Union lines.

Gordon soon afterwards enlisted in a U.S Colored Troops Civil War unit. He was said to have fought bravely as a Sergeant in the Corps d’Afrique during the Siege of Port Hudson in 1863. This was the first time that African-American soldiers played a leading role in an assault.

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Mosby1865 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Thanks for the fave on my Gettysburg photograph.  It was pure serendipity to be able to capture a commemorative sesquicentennial rainbow!
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Mosby1865 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
And thanks for the watch!
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ajax1946 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave of Harriet Tubman! :)
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ziegfeldfollies Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She looks great!
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ajax1946 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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ajax1946 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave on the flapper! :)
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the fave on Untitled.
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ziegfeldfollies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture!
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you kindly for the fave on Civil War Reenactment. :)
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vierstummeln Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
cool site - i love silent movies:-)
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