6. Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
37. Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961. Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Photograph by National Photo Company Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
17. Norman Rockwell Entering his Stockbridge Studio Massachusetts, 1966
11 Of The Most Common Lies That Teachers Tell Students Even Though They’re Not Remotely True
Original Photograph by Toni Frissell Colorized by HansLucifer | valdigtmycketfarg.wordpress.com
19. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
Original Photograph by Time & Life Pictures Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
13. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd/Dynamic Chrome Website | Facebook | Prints
18. “The Tall Cowboy”, Ralph E. Madsen with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919
When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that 🙂
Categories: ART, BEST OF, HISTORY, LISTS, STORIES Tags: · colorized, digital art, photoshop, portraits
4. View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864
49. An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.
11. Joseph Goebbels scowling at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish, 1933
23. Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915
I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):
Colorized by Dana Keller/History in Color Website | Facebook | Prints
7. Two survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th anniversary reunion, July 1913
Original Photograph by John Vachon Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
CULTURE These 53 Colorized Photos From The Past Will Blow You Away. Especially The One Of Albert Einstein.
53. President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862.
6. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942
42. Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.
14. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862
40. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept.
When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember just that.
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.
Colorized by Zuzzah/Colorizedhistory Website | Facebook | Prints
47. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933.
Dog Is Abandoned By Her Owners Outside An Airport With The Most Dreadful Excuse
Simple Biology Experiment Helps A Girl Uncover Her Family’s Dark Past
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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.
Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
13. W.H. Murphy and his associate demonstrating their bulletproof vest on October 13, 1923
34. A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924. Patty Allison
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‘Radioactive’ Boy Scout’s Wild Science Experiment Forced 40,000 People To Evacuate Their Homes
Colorized by Sanna Dullaway | forrifarg.se | Facebook | Prints available
2. Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.
Original Photograph by Napoleon Sarony Colorized by Dana Keller | History in Color on Facebook
Colorized by Patty Allison/Imbued with Hues Website | Facebook
Girls deliver ice. Heavy work that formerly belonged to men only is being done by girls. The ice girls are delivering ice on a route and their work requires brawn as well as the partriotic ambition to help., 09/16/1918 [source]
Weirdly Hilarious Photos Of Actors Filming Huge Movies Before CGI Came To Their Rescue
Original Photograph by Frank Worth Photo | Prints available Colorized by malakon on Reddit
Original Photograph by New South Wales Police Dept./Historic Houses Trust
– zuzahin aka Mads Madsen [website, facebook] – mygrapefruit aka Sanna Dullaway [website, facebook] – klassixx aka Dana Keller [facebook page] – photojacker aka Jordan J. Lloyd [facebook page] – HansLucifer [website] – BenAfleckIsAnOkActor – malakon – Edvos aka Paul Edwards – traquea
Take a trip back in time through these photos below. It’s quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein in living color.
One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.
Categories: ART, BEST OF, HISTORY, LISTS, STORIES Tags: · black and white, colorized, photoshop, portraits
7. Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953
Colorized by Sanna Dullaway/Past in Color Website | Facebook | deviantART | Prints
If You’ve Never Seen How Fast Bears Can Climb Trees You Need to See This
8. Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY
21. Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 3 May 1960
One of the greatest components of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory (featured previously). The principal contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers and restorers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.
Original Photograph by Paul Thompson/Heritage Auction Gallery
Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.
Babies And Dogs Meeting For The First Time Didn’t Really Go As Their Parents Hoped
Original Photograph by Bob Willoughby | Prints available Colorized by traquea on Reddit
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
Original Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available @ Shorpy.com Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
4. Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. Photo taken right after his famous retirement speech. He would pass away just two years later from ALS.
Original Photograph by Jack Delano/Office of War Information
5. Mug shot of William Stanley Moore, 1 May 1925 Central Police Station, Sydney.
8. Titanic sinks April 15, 1912. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of the disaster. (April 16, 1912)
The art assembly line of female students busily engaged in copying World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, on July 8, 1942. The master poster is hanging in the background. [source]
Original Photograph by Dorothea Lange Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
Special Photograph no. 1399. this picture appears in the Photo Supplement to the NSW Police Gazette, 28 July, 1926 captioned: ‘Opium dealer./ Operates with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine./ A wharf labourer; associates with water front thieves and drug traders.’ [source]
“I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.” – Toni Frissell
15. British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front – England, September 20, 1939
Old Wooden Chest With A False Bottom Exposes An Ancestor’s Curious Past