29 Amazing Historical Photos Seen in Color

It’s almost like time-travel. Photos from the past have the ability to offer a glimpse of what life was like in another time, another place. Precursors to film photography were being experimented with as early as the 1790s, and ever since then, we’ve had visual records of life — both candid and posed, from everyday events to historic occasions. There’s something intriguing about the dramatic tones of black-and-white, the texture of the film grain. But some artists and photographers have started to breath new life into black-and-white film photography by realistically colorizing vintage photos:

The photos include famous (and infamous) figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Joseph Goebbels, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn in living color.

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One response to “29 Amazing Historical Photos Seen in Color”

  1. Drew Reed says:

    I’m a big fan of black and white photography, but these colorized photos look amazing! I really like the Walt Whitman and young Einstein photos. I actually hadn’t seen the originals of some of these, like the young boy in the Baltimore slum, so I’ll have to check them out!

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