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History as they saw it : iconic moments from the past in color

Author: Wolfgang Wild; Jordan Lloyd
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books LLC, 2018.
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This revolutionary photography collection is as close to time travel as it gets. Featuring 120 historic black-and-white photographs thoroughly restored and rendered in color, this book illuminates some of the most iconic moments in history, from the sinking of the Titanic to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Brought to life with vibrant color, these incredible images effectively blur the distinction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Wild; Jordan Lloyd
ISBN: 9781452169842 1452169845
OCLC Number: 1045629863
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Step into the time machine; Visual cover versions; Removing the black and white; 1949 People arriving at the Chicago Theatre; July 1947 Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams and Cecil (Xavier) Scott; May 25, 1946 Northrop's XB-35 Flying Wing Bomber is wheeled onto the runway for its first taxi tests; June 1944 Private Ware applies last-second make-up to Private Plaudo; 1943 A Douglas SBD 'Dauntless' dive bomber balanced on its nose after crash-landing on a carrier flight deck 1942 Members of the US Signal Corps at the Taj Mahal in protective bamboo scaffolding1942 Grandfather of Japanese ancestry teaching his grandson to walk at Manzanar War Relocation Authority Center; July 1939 Country store on dirt road, Sunday afternoon; 1938 Young boy in a Baltimore slum area, Maryland; 1937 Children's Pioneers defense drill, Leningrad; 1936 Florence Thompson with one of her children as part of Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother' series; 1936 August Landmesser refuses to salute at a Nazi rally, Germany; 1935 Robert Johnson, blues singer and guitarist 1935 Officials ride in one of the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover DamJuly 16, 1934 The Golden Gate Bridge under construction; 1933 A 'Hooverville' shantytown in Central Park, New York; 1932 The Dynasphere being tested on the beach at Weston-super-Mare by Mr. J.A. Purves of Taunton, who invented the machine with his son; May 31, 1932 At Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum and another sculptor hang from the forehead of George Washington; c. 1930 An overhead view of people on 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, in the heart of the Garment District, New York 1930s A Confederate and a Union veteran play cards at a Civil War reunionOctober 19, 1929 Passengers surveying the scene from the verandah deck of the British Airship R100; 1929 The HM Airship R100 nears completion at the Royal Naval Air Service Air Station near Howden in Yorkshire; 1928 Looking down Glasshouse Street to the junction with Sherwood Street and towards the lights of Piccadilly Circus in London; December 28, 1928 A cameraman and a sound technician record the roar of Leo the Lion for MGM's famous movie ident; 1926 A flock of sheep walking along the Kingsway in London March 28, 1925 Sakura cherry blossom, Potomac Park, Washington DCJune 26, 1925 A female Native American telephone switchboard operator; 1924 The 'Hollywoodland' sign in Los Angeles, later changed to read 'Hollywood'; July 1923 A punt gun, used to shoot flocks of waterbirds from a punt; 1922 The contents of the central coffin of Tutankhamun's tomb; September 7, 1921 Margaret Gorman, the newly crowned Miss America, awaits the arrival of Neptune in her royal robes at the opening of the Atlantic City Beauty Pageant; 1921 Sound amplifiers at Bolling Field Air Force Base, Washington DC
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Abstract:

This revolutionary photography collection is as close to time travel as it gets. Featuring 120 historic black-and-white photographs thoroughly restored and rendered in color, this book illuminates some of the most iconic moments in history, from the sinking of the Titanic to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Brought to life with vibrant color, these incredible images effectively blur the distinction between past and present and bring history within arm's reach. With a timeline spanning more than 100 years, from 1839 to 1949, this unique ebook will amaze history and photography buffs alike, offering new perspectives on significant moments of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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