A little hobby of mine, which is known on the Casebook.org forum, is an interest in re-coluoring old Black & White photos from that era. Some are from Whitechapel itself in 1888, but many are from London generally, and some are a little later.
I have always had an amateur interest in Photoshop, but my interest in the area was piqued when the Artificial Intelligence tool ‘DeOldify’ was made available for public use. The tool estimates the general colours and is constantly improving in recognising colours using neural networks. I have found that the better the resolution of the source photograph, the cleaner and more accurate the tool is. Ideally, you would want the original prints to work from, but whatever I could grab online from various sources, is the best I could muster.
Please note, I do not own the copyright to these original images and they must not be used for any commercial purposes without the original copyright holder’s consent. My efforts are for educational purposes only.
I have included a number of my favourites I have done so far below. I hope you enjoy them.
JACK THE RIPPER: THREADS
Think you know Jack the Ripper? Think again.
What if ‘Jack the Ripper’ was a cotton merchant from Liverpool? What if the diary found in 1992, purported to be James Maybrick’s, is genuine? This gripping fictional tale is a circumstantial exploration of James Maybrick being ‘Jack’.
Using a mix of fact and fiction, real events and characters are brought to life in this gripping story.
Did one of his family members murder him in 1889, bringing an end to the reign of terror in London’s Whitechapel?
“Jack the Ripper: Threads” is the debut novel of Jay Hartley and is a psychological suspense thriller that will challenge everything you thought you knew about history’s most famous unsolved serial murders.