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Colourizing Ford’s Historic Past

The story of Ford is a fascinating one. It is full of innovation, iconic cars and trucks, shining minds and first-place finishes. However, one thing that a early days of Ford doesn’t have is tone – in pictures, that is. Many of a comparison cinema that were taken before a 1960s are stranded in black-and-white. Well, we consider that’s a shame.

Using a small bit of Photoshop magic, we comparison 3 images from a Ford print repository to pierce behind to life in full vital tone with a colorization process. Seeing a few of these iconic images gives us a new appreciation for a Ford of days’ past, and a renewed fad to see what a destiny will bring.

Photo 1: 1942 Ford Station Wagon during Ford Foundation

In 1942, Ford halted prolongation of all consumer vehicles to start prolongation for vehicles used in World War II. But before it did, there were a brief series of vehicles constructed in 1942, including this beautiful “woody” Station Wagon. In this picture, it is parked outward a Ford Foundation headquarters, that was during a located in Michigan.

1942 Ford Station Wagon Colorized

Photo 2: This print facilities a group of designers operative on a clay indication in 1957. The designers are operative from initial sketches of a car to emanate it during scale to make a final pattern refinements before they would pierce to antecedent stage. This same routine of frame clay is used by Ford’s designers today.

Clay Model of Ford in 1957 being worked on by designers.

Photo 3: Development of Lincoln Advanced Body Styling in 1960s

Ford acquired Lincoln in 1922, and ever given it has acted as a oppulance arm of Ford. Ford engineers and designers constantly essay to pierce a best character and category to a vehicles, and that starts in a pattern lab. In this photo, we see dual designers who are regulating a wooden indication to figure a pattern of a iconic 1960s Lincoln models.

Wooden indication of Lincoln Advanced Body Styling

Bonus: To give we a look behind a screen of a colorization of these iconic photos from Ford’s history, we available a full routine in Photoshop for your observation pleasure.