MattHawes

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  1. Okay... This is NOT the finished version of the 1945 Readmore comics and magazine display that others and I have been "colorizing" by identifying and locating online scans and pictures of the publications displayed in the photograph. NO, this IS an actual "colorized" photo I uploaded to the My Heritage In Color genealogy website, using the DeOldify app to have its algorithm determine how to colorize the photo. I did this for a number of reasons: 1) Simply as a fun experiment to see what it would come up with. I am surprised it came as close as it did in spots. Plastic Man's outfit appears to be colored red, and Captain Marvel, Jr.'s appears to be blue. The app is completely automatic, and is done within seconds, with no input by the user, so this is pretty cool! 2) When it truly appears that neither I, nor anyone else, am able to identify or locate examples of the remaining titles in the original photo then I plan to use this app to "complete" the rest. I am NOT ready to throw in the towel, yet. However, I just recently discovered the "My Heritage In Color" web page and thought this would be a cool to use when the time comes to finish off the Readmore display project. This version I made on that site was done merely to see how it would turn out. 3) I also realized that by using "My Heritage In Color", the colorizing of the thus far unidentified covers might make those titles easier to distinguish and figure out what is what. LINK to My Heritage In Color version of Readmore Books display, so you can see enlarged details better. If anyone still is interested in helping find those remaining titles, please continue to post anything you find here. My previous post in this thread has the last updated version of that display. Oh, and that My Heritage page is FREE to use! It asks you to give a name, email, and password, but otherwise you can upload as many pics as you want to colorize. There was once a limit for conversions before the site made you officially sign up for more, but for the time being they lifted that limit.
  2. I haven't seen it before. Thanks for sharing. That video appears to be a compilation of TV news segments and such. Does anyone know where the footage of the 1950s-1970s sections at the beginning of the video can be found in original form online?
  3. Link to large version over at FLICKR! I have decided to post another update, though I was hoping I could find a few more covers before doing so. It appears we may have ran into a standstill for the time being. Still, I am amazed you guys found so many as it was. Thanks again, all of you who helped. If you still look from time to time, and find anymore to add to the display, please share the covers here. I will be searching again from time to time, as I get the opportunity. I will share any new covers I locate here, too. This is, of course, open to EVERYONE who wants to help find the other covers.
  4. Nice catch! --And I was able to get another scan with an uncurved version of the cover.
  5. FULL-SIZE picture viewable at FLICKR. The "Jungle Comics" cover didn't really seem to fit the spot in question, so I have not added it to the update. I have save the graphic of the cover in case it might still fit in some spot we may have overlooked.
  6. I'll try and see what it looks like, but the right side of the cover doesn't seem to match, and the logo would be more visible, I would think.
  7. Here's a tough one! See the center graphic above? The magazine to the far left in that photo could be "Detective Novel" from August 1945. There is very little to go on, and it is in a dark corner. What do you guys think?
  8. Speaking of the titles in the back row, another frustrating one, not because I can't ID it, but because the cover isn't apparently available online, is "Love Fiction." Just like the "Love Book" in the front, it's just a matter of finding the image somewhere since we know the title. Sigh.
  9. So far you guys have helped to find more than 30 title! Very nice! It's both fun and frustrating trying to fit the color versions into the original photo. It really is like a puzzle, but each cover is going to have varying degrees of twists and bends and such that make it impossible to perfectly place the color pic atop the black and white counterpart. I am also limited at how many times (two, btw) I can warp an image after shrinking it down already, before the pixels turn to mush. LOL! I really appreciate all the assistance. We've honestly gotten further than I thought. I know it's not possible to get all those publications ID'ed, as some on the very far right are so washed out there are no details to go on, and those back row comics and magazines are really difficult to make out. Still, it's great seeing what we can fill in.
  10. By the Atlas? One has an American flag on it, and I think the word "united states" is on the cover, but I may be wrong about that. Sad thing for a Google search is writing "United States" or "America" 1945 and not getting a deluge of WWII stuff to sort through. Eep! Still, that is one I have especially been trying to figure out for some time now.
  11. The "Leading Western" just doesn't quite seem to fit. I did a search of Western pulps and found this scan of "Lariat" from September 1945. While it's hard to match things up perfectly, it seems to me that all the "pieces" match... What do you guys think?
  12. I just realized that the pulp on the left of that spot is another copy of the "Blue Ribbon Western."
  13. I couldn't warp it into perfect position, but I got in in the spot.
  14. I think this is what's above the "Western Trails" pulp on the bottom display. What do you guys think?
  15. I'm glad you found that, too! Not just for the obvious reason of wanting to complete the picture, but it was also nagging at me! LOL! I could tell it was an atlas, but I wasn't able to turn it up in any of my searches for it. Cool!
  16. I think you're right, David. I'm going to go with it. Thanks!
  17. Ah! Thanks for spotting that! I will make the change and post it when we (hopefully) get a few more finds for the next update.
  18. New update! The "American Astrology" with the July cover date posted above in the lot photo by telerites may or may not be from 1945, but it does seem to fit the picture. Of course, the cover design on each issue of that publication was pretty much the same thing, but there are those little "stars" or "constellations," or whatever, inside that globe that did seem to sync up pretty well with what is shown on the Readmore display. Therefore, I feel it's a safe bet until further proof is provided. Here's the updated photo: Here's the link to the FLICKR image of the same.
  19. Not 100% certain this is the correct cover for the issue sandwiched in between "Everybody's Comics" and the "American Astrology" issue, but the cover elements match pretty darn close for the area that is shown in the display photo. If I had a better image instead of the very tiny one I found, it would help, as I am not even sure of the date. I cropped the image from a three issue lot I found in an image search. It was a part of an eBay listing, but that listing is removed though the image remains. Apparently this, and a number of other covers for that magazine, was illustrated by Alex Schomburg.