Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s makes the past seem present! 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…
1. Women boxing, circa 1930’s
2. Punishment for collaboration with the nazis, Montelimar 1944.
3. London, 1945
4. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915.
5. Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
6. Japanese Archers, circa 1860.
7. Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist, 1912.
8. View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864
9. Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939
10. Baltimore Slums, 1938
11. Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
12. British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front – England, September 20, 1939
13. Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
14. Old Gold Country store, 1939
15. Washington D. C., 1921
16. Charles Darwin, 1874
17. Abraham Lincoln, 1865
18. Theodore Roosevelt
19. Louisville, Kentucky, 1937
20. Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963
21. Anne Frank, 1942
22. Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945
23. Nicola Tesla
24. Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
25. Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
26. Charlie Chaplin, 1916
27. Mark Twain, circa 1900
28. Walt Whitman, 1887
29. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
30. Audrey Hepburn
31. Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation
32. NYC 11th Ave, 1909