No one knows what the true colours were, but green inspired me for the building façade. As for the men’s clothes, I tried to keep them as neutral as possible since there were not many colours to choose from in those days. Photographer unknown.
Many days… and weeks went by… working on this image, section by section, using CS2. I had to challenge myself to colourise it and, in the end, offered my father a canvas print of version 5. This version 6 has a few more ‘touch ups’. You know what it’s like, I’ll just do… “a LITTLE bit more”…. and then I promise to stop!
A big THANK YOU to the members of the family who dug up their archives and shared their image.
Thank you for visiting.
Click here to see the original postcard and for more information
Click here to see the retouched sepia and description
Click here to see Lucien et Marguerite Masquelier en 1924 (their wedding day)
Click here to see Désiré Masquelier, the founder of “Les isolants Masquelier” with his family