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 
Yankees.



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, 
1943



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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