The Past Seems Much More Real When Looking At Colorized Photos From History

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Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan LloydDana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday.

Here are some examples…

Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939

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Testing the Hydrogen Bomb

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London, 1945

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Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

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Japanese Archers, circa 1860

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View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864

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Audrey Hepburn

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Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939

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Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

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Baltimore Slums, 1938

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British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939

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Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880

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Walt Whitman, 1887

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Mark Twain, circa 1900

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Charlie Chaplin, 1916

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Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

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Country store, 1939

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Washington D. C., 1921

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Charles Darwin, 1874

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Abraham Lincoln, 1865

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Theodore Roosevelt

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 Louisville, Kentucky, 1937

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 Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

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Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963

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Anne Frank, 1942

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Nicola Tesla

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Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945

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For more colorized photos, visit DynamichromePast in Colour, History in Color, the popular subreddit Colorized History, or (in book form) Colorized Photographs.

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