A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today.
The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gave me an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today.
It’s incredible how historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color.
Take a look at these incredibly fascinating photos…
Women boxing, circa 1930’s
Punishment for collaboration with the nazis, Montelimar 1944.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915.
Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
Japanese Archers, circa 1860.
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist, 1912.
View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864
Image Credit: Sanna Dullaway
Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939
Image Credit: Paul Edwards
Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front – England, September 20, 1939
Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
Old Gold Country store, 1939
Louisville, Kentucky, 1937
Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963
Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation