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58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

History can be recognized by forms of music, literature, stories passed down or news outlets. There is nothing quite as powerful as a photograph however. They say a picture can say a thousand words and that hold so true for historical photographs. The main thing that is lost in historical photographs is the vibrancy, the color which holds a lot of the significance, emotion and power. These very talented editors have taken famous photographs from the past and recreated them with color. These photographs are known for stirring up emotion and provoking thought. With color added, they become more real, more alive.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

1. Boy holding a stuffed toy in London, 1945.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by HansLucifer

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

2. Albert Einstein, Long Island, 1939.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Edvos

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

3. Young boy in the Baltimore slums, 1938.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photojacker

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

4. Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Giant, 1956.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by malakon

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

5. Hindenburg Disaster. May 6, 1937

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Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

6. Japanese Archers, 1860.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photojacker

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

7. A view from the Capitol in Nashville Tennessee during the civil war, 1864

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

8. Unemployed lumber worker in 1939.

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Colorized by zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

9. A vehicle crash in Washington D.C, 1921

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

10. Big Jay McNeely at the Olympic Auditorium driving the crowd crazy. Los Angeles, 1953.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

11. Audrey Hepburn

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Colorized by Danna Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

12. The ‘Old Gold’ Country Store, 1939.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photojacker

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

13. Joseph Goebbels expression at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after Finding out he’s Jewish, 1933

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photojacker

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

14. Nikola Tesla, 1893.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Danna Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

15. British Troops boarding the train for the Western Front, England, 1939.

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Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

16. Oscar II, The King of Sweden and Norway, 1880.

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

17. Walt Whitman, 1887

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Colorized by Dana Keller 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

18. Mark Twain, 1900.

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Colorized by zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

19. 27 Year Old Charlie Chaplin, 1916.

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Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

20. Women delivering ice, 1918

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Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

21. Times Square, NY, 1947.

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

22. President Lincoln meeting with General McClellan, 1862. This photo was used to design the penny.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzzah

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

23. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

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Colorized by Zuzzah 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

24. Newsie selling the evening paper headlining the Titanic disaster, April 16, 1912

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Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

25. Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1944-1945

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Colorized by Zuzzah

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

26. Sargent George Camblair demonstrating the gas mask, 1942

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Ryan Urban

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

27. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin, 1919

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

28. Painting propaganda posters for WWII, NY. 1942.

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Colorized by Patty Allison

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

29. The Golden Gate bridge project, 1935

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Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

30. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, 1946.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

31. Broadway Street N.Y. 1900-1915

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

32. “The Tall Cowboy” with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919

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Colorized by Paul Edwards

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

33. Dancers of the National American Ballet, 1924

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photo Retrofit

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

34. Albert Einstein, 1921

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dana Keller 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

35. Ann Frank’s father, Otto Frank, visiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960. He was the only surviving member of the Frank family.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Laiz Kuczynski 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

36. Woman with an umbrella in Louisiana, 1937

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Colorized by Manuel De Leonardo

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

37. Prison camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Manuel De Leonardo

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

38. Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki People, 1898.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Photocopshop

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

39. Boys buying Easter flowers in Union Square, NY. 1908.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dana Keller

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

40. Abraham Lincoln, 1865

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzahin 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

41. Boxing match aboard the U.S.S. New York, 1899.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Urban2487

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

42. Yvonne (13) and Alexander (12) Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn drink and smoke near Majorca.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Bennity

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

43. An Ojibwe Native American spearfishing from a hand-made canoe in Minnesota, 1908.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain_Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

44. Peeling onions while wearing gas masks, 1941.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

45. Captain Walter “Waddy” Young and his crew pose in front of their caricatures painted on the side of their B-29, 1944.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

46. British tattoo artist George Burchett, 1930.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dana Keller 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

47. Washington D.C. police officers show off their brand-new “Autopeds”, 1917.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by ExtraNoise 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

48. Singer Sarah Vaughan, 1946.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

49. Joe Lincoln, champion decoy maker. 1926.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dynamichrome 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

50. Sling cart used to remove captured artillery during the Civil War, 1865.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

51. A mother helping her child off the trolley in NYC, 1913.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by mygrapefruit 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

52. Black man drinking from the “Colored” water cooler in Oklahoma City, 1939.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

53. John F. Kennedy on graduation day from Harvard University, 1940.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzahin 

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

54. Times Square reporting D-Day, 1944.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

55. An observer at Iwo Jima, 1945.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dynamichrome

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

56. Children watching their neighborhood as it’s bombed in Belorussia, 1941.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Captain-Cliche

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

57. Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill during the Yalta Conference, 1945.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Zuzahin

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

58. Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille at the Sphinx, 1961.

58 Historic Black And White Images Restored In Color

Colorized by Dynamichrome 

Our hat goes off to these incredibly talented artists who bring life to these already powerful photographs. Being able to match the vibrant colors so perfectly that it really brings you right into the photo is no easy task. The color really adds a new layer of emotion that you cannot deny. Somehow making the photos seem more real. It’s just simple perception but it really does make you understand the time and place that these were taken in a little better.

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