I have posted in the past photographs that were obviously hand tinted – a black & white photo that was painstakingly painted to look colored. Hand tinting was an art form in and of itself, and was very popular in Asia, Japan in particular. The photo above originally looked like a hand tinted image. Now looking at the enlarged and scanned image, it looks as though it might be a very faded color photo. What do you think? Take a look at some other hand tinted photos here, and compare them to this one. I’m curious what others think.