CULTURE These 53 Colorized Photos From The Past Will Blow You Away. Especially The One Of Albert Einstein.
Original Photograph by Paul Thompson/Heritage Auction Gallery
13. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946
Original Photograph by John Vachon Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
Colorized by Sanna Dullaway | forrifarg.se | Facebook | Prints available
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]
Take a trip back in time through these photos below. It’s quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein in living color.
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19. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
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 Frank Worth Photo | Prints available Colorized by malakon on Reddit
37. Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961. Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Photograph by Toni Frissell Colorized by HansLucifer | valdigtmycketfarg.wordpress.com
5. Mug shot of William Stanley Moore, 1 May 1925 Central Police Station, Sydney.
– 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
7. Two survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th anniversary reunion, July 1913
8. Titanic sinks April 15, 1912. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of the disaster. (April 16, 1912)
Original Photograph by Jack Delano/Office of War Information
7. Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953
Original Photograph by Dorothea Lange Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
14. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862
Original Photograph by New South Wales Police Dept./Historic Houses Trust
17. Norman Rockwell Entering his Stockbridge Studio Massachusetts, 1966
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]
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23. Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915
8. Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY
49. An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.
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.
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.
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 🙂
Old Wooden Chest With A False Bottom Exposes An Ancestor’s Curious Past
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.
47. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933.
Colorized by Patty Allison/Imbued with Hues Website | Facebook
Original Photograph by National Photo Company Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
18. “The Tall Cowboy”, Ralph E. Madsen with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919
4. Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. Photo taken right after his famous retirement speech. He would pass away just two years later from ALS.
Colorized by Zuzzah/Colorizedhistory Website | Facebook | Prints
Colorized by Sanna Dullaway/Past in Color Website | Facebook | deviantART | Prints
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53. President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862.
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6. Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd/Dynamic Chrome Website | Facebook | Prints
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.
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Original Photograph by Time & Life Pictures Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
34. A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924. Patty Allison
2. Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.
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
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11. Joseph Goebbels scowling at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish, 1933
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6. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942
I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):
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Colorized by zuzahin on Reddit | Website | Colorizedhistory on Facebook
15. British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front – England, September 20, 1939
Colorized by Dana Keller/History in Color Website | Facebook | Prints
40. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept.
4. View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864
“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
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.
Original Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available @ Shorpy.com Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
13. W.H. Murphy and his associate demonstrating their bulletproof vest on October 13, 1923
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.
42. Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.
Original Photograph by Napoleon Sarony Colorized by Dana Keller | History in Color on Facebook
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Original Photograph by Bob Willoughby | Prints available Colorized by traquea on Reddit