Black and White Family Photographs in Colour

With a bit of free time on my hands over the last few weeks, I’ve been using a website to colourize some old family photographs I’d only ever seen previously in black and white. http://playback.fm/colorize-photo

Though, I can definitely pick there’s an algorythm at work (they all look a little bit “the same”), I’m still happy with what the website offers for free and without much effort.

And what they offer is a new level of detail of the people involved, which would otherwise be the lost in the grey background.

Anyway, here’s a few of them, family pics from the 1940s through to the early 1970s.

Wedding Photograph of Albert Bernard O’Brien and Bertha Ann Dunn, 1940s.
Gloria O’Brien / Pepper (second from the right) taken at a nightclub in Lismore in the 1960s. I loved the black and white version. I love the colour version even more. Scowls, cigarettes, too cool for school! What were they drinking? Someone has suggested it ws “Porphyry Pearl”. A bit before my time – does that sound right?
Gloria O’Brien (and me), Margaret O’Brien (and “Little Margaret”) in “the shed” at Kyogle Street, South Lismore. Looks like it was about Christmas 1966.
Two or three years old? I’m not sure.
“The O’Brien Girls” (Gloria, Patsy, Tootsie and Nancy), along with “Little Margaret” preparing for Nancy’s wedding in 1973.

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