A colorized photo of Madam C. J. Walker with her friends and her Ford, the first of her family born free and the first self-made female millionaire in America. She made cosmetics for other black women, and in her will, dedicated 2/3 of her company's future net profits to charity. c. 1910s [1200x990]


It is awful. Here . The thing that annoys me the many about the colourisation is that pipe part of front for the tyre that is spare. It's clearly a metal that is shiny but they've managed to make it look like ...



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  • It really is awful. Here .
  • The thing that annoys me the most about the colourisation is that pipe thing in front of the spare tyre. It's clearly a shiny metal, but they've made it look like grey plastic. Also the running board is clearly a different colour but they painted that grey plastic too.
  • That's a Ford Model T, so the car would have been black, the running board in that era would have been the color of the body, and the cylinder, which is probably an accessory fuel tank, was bare metal.
  • ...grey, green, blue, and red. I don't see retina-shattering-copper anywhere in that list, but i am partially blind now
  • Oh yeah, if it was red at that era, it'd have been closer to fire engine red, not that muddy color.
  • The light is more than likely a bronze color. Edit: I meant brass. Here is a picture of one.
  • you mean model T's didn't come in Mauve?
  • Obviously bad colorization; women who make a fortune selling cosmetics to their peers drive PINK cars.
  • I color corrected it a little bit to give it that natural color.
  • If Wikipedia is to be believed, it wasn't available in black for the first few years. "From 1908 to 1913, the Model T was not available in black but rather only grey, green, blue, and red." Furthermore, some of the colors were only available on certain body styles, with Grey only being available for the town cars, and red only for the touring cars. Green was available for the touring cars, town cars, and coupes. Not sure which styles came in blue. From what I can tell, the car in the photo appears to be a touring car, so it could have been either red or green. That said, the shade of red in the colorization seems pretty far off. It would likely have been closer to this , at least from what I can find from a quick search.
  • What a G! I bet she drove racists facking nuts in her day. All those ladies looking good in their sweet ride. Kind of reminds me of the scene towards the start of Django, I bet they turned some heads! Pretty cool that the first female millionaire in the US was black too, anyone know if there's a good book on Madam Walker?
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