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March 3, 2015

40 Incredible Colorized Photos From History

It’s incredible how much more we can relate to photographs once they are presented in color. These moments in the past go from being a distant memory, to one that we can relate to on a much deeper and more personal level.

Women Delivering Ice, 1918

Colourized by Dana Keller

Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

Colourized by Patty Allison

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, 1921

Colourized by Klassixx

Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

Colourized by Zuzzah

Abandoned Boy Holding a Stuffed Toy Animal. London 1945

Colorozed by: HansLucifer

Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937

Colorozed by: Dana Keller

Japanese Archers, circa 1860

Colorozed by: photojacker

View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864

Colorozed by: Sanna Dullaway

Unemployed Lumber Worker, circa 1939

Image credits:

Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

Colorozed by: Sanna Dullaway

Big Jay McNeely Driving the Crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a Frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953

Colorozed by: traquea

Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY

Colorozed by: Edvos

Audrey Hepburn

Colorozed by: Danna Keller

‘Old Gold’, Country Store, 1939

Colorozed by: photojacker

Joseph Goebbels Scowling at Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after Finding out he’s Jewish, 1933

Colorozed by: photojacker

Nikola Tesla, 1893

Colorozed by: Danna Keller

W.H. Murphy and his Associate Demonstrating their Bulletproof Vest on October 13, 1923

Colorozed by: zuzahin

Young Boy in Baltimore Slum Area, July 1938

Colorozed by: photojacker

British Troops Cheerfully Board their Train for the First Stage of their Trip to the Western Front – England, September 20, 1939

Colorozed by: BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880

Colorozed by: Sanna Dullaway

Walt Whitman, 1887

Colorozed by: Danna Keller

Mark Twain in the Garden, circa 1900

Colorozed by: zuzahin

Charlie Chaplin at the Age of 27, 1916

Colorozed by: BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956 film)

Colorozed by: malakon

Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 3 May 1960

Colourized by Laiz Kuczynski

Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

Colourized by Ryan Urban

“The Tall Cowboy”, Ralph E. Madsen with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919

Colourized by Photo Retrofit

Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

Colourized by Zuzzah

Marilyn Monroe, 1957

Colourized by Zuzzah

Crowded Bunks in the Prison Camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945

Colourized by Manuel De Leonardo

Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

Colourized by Dana Keller

Boys after buying Easter flowers in Union Square, New York, April 1908

Colourized by Dana Keller

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

Colourized by Dana Keller

Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915

Colourized photo by Sanna Dullaway

Times Square, 1947

Colourized by Jordan J. Lloyd

Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki, 1898

Colourized by Photocopshop

Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946

Colourized by Dana Keller

Young Woman with Umbrella – Louisiana, 1937

Colourized by Manuel De Leonardo

Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

Colourized photo by Zuzahin

Dancers of the National American Ballet, 20 August 1924

Colourized by Photo Retrofit

(via Pulptastic)


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  2. "I remember watching this on TV when I was a kid!" (OutGoing's CM).

  3. Wow. That's really cool.

    I heard that people who grew up with black and white television actually tended to dream in black and white. Just a random memory.

  4. It seems that I notice detail much quicker and easier in the color photos.

    Could this be why we see in color? A survival thing, perhaps?




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