These 40 Realistically Colorized Photos From the 1800 and 1900′s Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real
A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today.
The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gave me an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today.
It’s incredible how historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color.
See for yourself!
Women boxing, circa 1930′s
Punishment for collaboration with the nazis, Montelimar 1944. Source
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915. Source
Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
Japanese Archers, circa 1860. Source
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist, 1912. Source
View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)
Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939 (Photo credit: Paul Edwards)
Baltimore Slums, 1938
Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939
Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
Old Gold Country store, 1939
Washington D. C., 1921
Charles Darwin, 1874
Abraham Lincoln, 1865
Louisville, Kentucky, 1937
Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963
Anne Frank, 1942
Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
Charlie Chaplin, 1916
Mark Twain, circa 1900
Walt Whitman, 1887
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation
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