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September 8, 2015

20 Must-See Historic Photos Convert to Stunning Color

There's a certain charm, a certain feeling invoked by black and white pictures. But a new ongoing trend has artists colorizing black and white photos, giving them new life, stirring emotions and making them feel more real than ever. Here are 20 must-see colorized historical photos that will give you the chills.

1. Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner, taken in February 1865.

2. Times Square, D-Day, 1944.

3. Two young children have a drink and smoke aboard a boat in 1955.

4. A young John F. Kennedy immediately after his graduation from Harvard, in the summer of 1940.

5. Louis and Lucille Armstrong at the Sphinx, Jan. 28, 1961.

6. Coney Island, circa 1900–1910.

7. Boxing match aboard the U.S.S. New York, July 3, 1899.

8. Post officers show off their brand-new “Autopeds” scooters, Washington, D.C., 1917.

9. Captain Walter “Waddy” Young and his crew pose in front of their caricatures on their B-29 Superfortress, Nov. 24, 1944.

10. Two U.S. soldiers of C Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, seek shelter behind an M-4 Sherman tank at Geich, Germany, on Dec. 11, 1944.

11. Observer on Iwo Jima, February 1945.

12. Performer Sarah Vaughan, circa 1946.

13. Aircraft of the Imperial Airways refueling at Samakh, October, 1931.

14. A farmer’s son playing on one of the large soil drifts of the “Dust Bowl”. Liberal, Kansas. March, 1936.

15. A soldier stands next to a sling cart used for moving captured artillery during the American Civil War, Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia, circa 1865.

16. President Abraham Lincoln meeting with General George McClellan at Antietam, Oct. 3, 1862.

17. The March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.

18. A young man flipping burgers in Crowley, Louisiana, October 1938.

19. Daredevil Jammie Reynolds in 1917.

20. Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki, 1898.

(Photos courtesy of /r/ColorizedHistory/ and Dynamichrome, via BuzzFeed)


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