Sunday, October 28, 2018

46 Amazing Colorized Historic Photos That Bring the Past To Life!

Relating to the past can be difficult when all you have to look at are faded
black and white photos that feel like they are from another planet. The mind
thinks and remembers in color, meaning a color photograph is much easier to
connect with than a black and white photo.

Thanks to film colorization historic photos restored to full color bring new
life to history. Film colorization is a process that can be conducted
digitally or by hand. Prior to the 1970s basic colorization was possible but
required carefully painting color onto film stock.

The invention of the computer has completely altered the way we restore
historic photos thanks to digital colorization. While the process is still
time-consuming it is very much worth the hard work.

Research is conducted to match colors as closely to how they really looked as
possible, but in some cases artists must guess which colors to use.

18 year old Russian girl being liberated from Dachau, April 1945

Romanov sisters, Grand Duchesses Maria, Olga, Anastasia, and Tatiana, 1910

Three soldiers looking for the enemy from the shelter of a rubble-filled 
shed somewhere in France during World War I, 1917

Licking blocks of ice during the heat wave, NYC, 1912

Mary Winsor, founder and president of the Limited Suffrage Society, holds 
a sign during the American suffrage movement, 1910s

“Here lies an unknown English Lieutenant killed in air combat” – Western 
Desert, Egypt, 1941

Manhattan at sunset from the George Washington Bridge, December 1936

Film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, 1953

 Coney Island, New York, 1905

Duck Dynasty, 1926

Jewish women and children arriving at the Auschwitz-Birkenau 
extermination camp, Poland, 1944

An Ojibwe Native American spearfishing, Minnesota, 1908

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Soccer legend Pele. Sao Paulo, 1958

Two girls, Jean and Charlotte Potter, sit at the beach with their dog, 
ca. 1910-1915

Unemployed men outside Al Capone’s soup kitchen in Chicago during the 
Great Depression, 1931

Cab stand in Madison Square Park, New York, 1900

War Paint, 1944

Baseball legend “Babe” Ruth, (ca. 1920), the year he joined the New York 

College students pile into a Volkswagen Beetle, 1965

Flipping Burgers, 1938

A small child with a puppy – Point Pleasant,West Virginia, May 1943

 World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, 1942

Marilyn Monroe’s USO performance, February 1954

Operation Overlord, June 1944

Coca-Cola vending point at the Helsinki Summer Olympics – July 18, 1952

Miss America, 1924 – Ruth Malcomson.

 Sidewheeler Tashmoo leaving wharf in Detroit, 1901

Harlem News Boy, 1943

British tattoo artist George Burchett, the King of Tattooists, 1930

Titanic sinks on April 15, 1912. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies 
of the evening paper bearing news of the disaster.

Troops crouch inside a LCVP landing craft, just before landing on “Omaha” 
Beach on “D-Day”, 6 June 1944

Clam seller on Mulberry Bend, New York, 1900

A German soldier after being captured by American troops near Nicosia, 

Women in witch costumes, 1875

A Samurai, 1881

The Flatiron Building, 1905

Inventor and physicist Thomas Alva Edison. New Jersey, 1911

Daredevil, 1917

A Nihang Bodyguard, 1865

Curb Market in NYC, 1900

Crowded Bunks in the Prison Camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945

Observer on Iwo Jima, 1945

Jean Harlow, 1931

Soviet T-34 tanks on the streets of Lvov, 1944

Rita Hayworth

Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron"

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