18 September 2014

53 Colorized Black & White Photos back in the day!


Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, 
and so when we think about history prior to that time, 
we often envision it in black and white.
 
Today's technology now enables us to "colorize" historical photos,
giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really
looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.
Take a trip back in time through these photos below.
 
It's quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln 
and Albert Einstein in living color.
 
 
 
President Lincoln with Major General McClernand 
and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862


Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels 
scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933


Audrey Hepburn


Mark Twain in 1900


Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916

 
Claude Monet in 1923

 

Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. 
Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied
Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.


Pablo Picasso


Elizabeth Taylor in 1956


Alfred Hitchcock


Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953


Charles Darwin


Clint Eastwood, 1962


Hindenburg Blimp crash


British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939


Samurai Training 1860


Winston Churchill, 1941


Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife 1939


1920s Australian mug shots from the New South Wales Police Dept.


Marilyn Monroe


Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932


An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions


Albert Einstein, 1921


Babe Ruth's 1920 MLB debut


Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960


View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864

 
Baltimore Slums, 1938

 
American Poet Walt Whitman, 1868


Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939


W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923


A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921


Louis Armstrong practicing backstage in 1946


Girls delivering ice, 1918


Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. Photo taken 
right after is famous retirement speech.
He would pass away just two years later from ALS.

 

Times Square 1947
.
 
Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before 
his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918


Burger Flipper 1938

 
Madison Square Park New York City around 1900

 
Country store in July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina
.

Union Soldiers taking a break 1863

 
WWII soldiers on Easter

 
 
Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905

 
A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924
 

 

Boys buying flowers in 1908


An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in 1939


Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961

Brooklyn Bridge in 1904


Two Boxers after a fight

 
Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

 
Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, 
and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.


Cornell Rowing Team 1907

 
 
Henry Ford, 1919

 
Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes
it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world
that we've never even seen.  It literally changes our
perspective of history.
 
Share these amazing photos with others.

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