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15 Remarkable Colorized Photos Will Let You Relive History


One thing we really need to thank the internet for: colorized historical photographs. Of course, the phenomenon comes to us courtesy of Photoshop and the talented editors who transformed black-and-white images into digital works of art. We're just happy we get to feast our eyes upon them.

Thanks to the Reddit community known as Colorized History, we have a plethora of polychromatic snapshots that bring history back to life. Behold, 15 of the best colorized photos on the web:

1. This boy clutching a stuffed toy in 1945 London.

Original Photograph by Toni Frissell. Colorized by Andreas Larsson.

2. Albert Einstein enjoying a Long Island summer in 1939.

Colorized by Paul Edwards

3. This young boy in Baltimore in 1938.

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

4. This stunning snapshot of Audrey Hepburn.

Colorized by Dana Keller

5. This unemployed lumber worker in 1939.

Colorized by Mads Madsen

6. These Japanese archers circa 1860.

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

7. The tragic Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

Colorized by Dana Keller

8. These British troops on the first stage of their trip to the front lines in England, 1939.

Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

9. This startling picture of Joseph Goebbels allegedly frowning at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish, 1933.

Colorized by Mads Madsen

10. This 'Old Gold' store in 1939.

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

11. This portrait of Walt Whitman in 1887.

Colorized by Dana Keller

12. This car crash in Washington D.C. in 1921.

Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

13. Mark Twain lounging circa 1900.

Colorized by Mads Madsen

14. Charlie Chaplin in 1916, at the beautiful age of 27.

Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

15. Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

Original Photograph by Frank Worth Photo. Colorized by malakon.

All captions provided by Jordan J Lloyd. H/t Twisted Sister, which has a list of some of the great colorized photograph contributors out there.

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