My first idea was to say that everything to which color has been added should go into the new thread, regardless of its age. I'm now having second thoughts, since it seems that a suitable "companion" thread would be one to illustrate vintage posters, lobby cards, and other advertising material. We don't really have a dedicated spot for this, and I think it would be a nice area to show our treasures. This would keep vintage material in one convenient location, and allow both threads to coexist under the "Collecting and Preservation" heading. I suppose that vintage hand-colored postcards fall somewhere between the two, but let's put those into the broad grouping of colorized photos since a similar technique has been employed for both, whether new or old.CoffeeDan wrote:Providing a separate thread or forum for colorizations is a good idea (that's a "yes" vote, moderators), but it raises another question: How do we approach the hand-colored stills, paintings, color photographs, and other authentic colored artifacts from the past? Do those go in the colorization discussions as well, or can they be posted in the regular threads as long as they are properly labeled? Do we make a distinction between period and modern colorization?
If everyone likes the idea of this second "companion" thread, let me know here and I'll create both at the same time.
Photos that were originally shot in color can continue to be placed within other threads, by the way.