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.
In ‘Jack the Ripper: Threads’, Jay Hartley presents a compelling fictional exploration of the idea that the infamous serial killer was actually James Maybrick, a cotton merchant from Liverpool. Using a mix of fact and fiction, this historical crime thriller brings to life actual events and characters from the era in a way that will challenge everything you thought you knew about this unsolved case.
With gripping prose and meticulous attention to detail, Hartley paints a vivid picture of Maybrick’s life and his possible involvement in the gruesome murders that terrorised London’s Whitechapel district in 1888.
But the story doesn’t end there. Did one of Maybrick’s family members murder him in 1889, bringing an end to the Ripper’s reign of terror?
This debut novel will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the clues and try to piece together the truth behind one of history’s most baffling mysteries.
So if you’re ready to challenge your assumptions and dive into a world of intrigue and deception, ‘Jack the Ripper: Threads’ is the book for you.