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.

London, 1945

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

Baltimore Slums, 1938

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

Washington D. C., 1921

Charles Darwin, 1874

Abraham Lincoln, 1865

Theodore Roosevelt

Louisville, Kentucky, 1937

Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963

Anne Frank, 1942

Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945

Nicola Tesla

Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

Charlie Chaplin, 1916

Mark Twain, circa 1900

Walt Whitman, 1887

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

Audrey Hepburn

Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation

NYC 11th Ave, 1909

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