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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