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Mom buying a Maytag, 1947
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Post# 1068781   4/23/2020 at 08:27 (1,073 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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Baby in carriage on New York sidewalk, 1947. I don't remember where I found this old B&W photo, but I just colorized it (

Mom probably went into the store to buy a Maytag washer.

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Post# 1069074 , Reply# 1   4/24/2020 at 15:57 (1,072 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
The colorizing .....

is awesome. I'd love to know how it knows what the original colors are ..... from a b&w photo!

Post# 1069077 , Reply# 2   4/24/2020 at 16:07 (1,072 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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This is so cool.  Love the block of ice on the sidewalk, hard to imagine that some still could not afford an electric refrigerator in 1947.   

Post# 1069089 , Reply# 3   4/24/2020 at 18:13 (1,072 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
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Wonderful. Looks like the buggy in either the Omen/Damien movies or Rosemary's Baby, except for the cutie inside-- no demon, him! ;'D

Interesting to consider a time when no one had to fear the stealing of the ice or the smashing of the glass to steal the nuts and such.

Is that Petek taking an afternoon siesta? LOL

Post# 1069093 , Reply# 4   4/24/2020 at 18:57 (1,072 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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We had a babysitter who still used an ice box in 1958.  I can remember the iceman coming into her kitchen and throwing the 50 lb. block of ice into the top of the icebox.


 The reason they weren’t concerned with anyone stealing that block of ice is because it weighed 50 lb. was slippery and freezing cold.  You would have needed ice tongs like the iceman had to hoist that ice to your own crib.



Post# 1069100 , Reply# 5   4/24/2020 at 19:24 (1,072 days old) by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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Anyone can colorize photos using the MyHeritage website; unlimited for free for a limited time. I have colorized a lot of old family photos. Most look great; others, not so spectacular.

The baby would be 73 years old now, if he didn't get kidnapped.

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