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Awesome Collection Of Colorized Photos From The Past That Will Leave You Awestruck, Especially #19

Rare Collection | September 13, 2015

When we think of historical pictures, we always envision them in black and white. This is because up until the 1970s, photos were only produced in monochrome.

Unlike today, edited and played with in various ways, thanks to technology. With many photography tools readily available, a number of skilled individuals decided to bring life, by adding color, to a wide collection of historical photos which we've only seen in black and white - until now.

This series of high-quality colorized photos are comprehensively filed in Reddit's Colorized History community.

These 65 below are among their most powerful and stunning colorized photographs. Enjoy!

1. A breeches buoy is used transfer survivors of a sunken ship from a U.S. destroyer to a cruiser, November 14, 1942.

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2. Alfred Hitchcock

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3. Claude Monet, 1923

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4. Times Square, 1947

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5. Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin, 1918.

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6. Pablo Picasso

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7. Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1907.

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8. Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. The original photograph was taken right after his famous retirement speech. He would pass away just two years later from ALS.

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9. Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963. Photo taken as he was being transported for questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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10. A lumber worker and his wife, 1939.

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11. Times Square, D-Day, 1944.

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12. Winston Churchill, 1941

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13. Albert Einstein, 1921

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14. Madison Square Park, New York City, 1900.

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15. Marilyn Monroe

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16. British soldiers returning from the front, 1939.

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17. American Poet Walt Whitman, 1868

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18. Jimmy Stewart. Stewart is an actor and Brigadier General who flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe. He even flew one mission during Vietnam War.

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19. Children looks up as their neighborhood is bombed in Minsk, Belorussia as part of Operation Barbarossa. June, 1941.

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20. Samurai Training, 1860

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21. Inventor and physicist Thomas Alva Edison, New Jersey, 1911

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22. Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932

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23. Country store, Gordonton, North Carolina, July 1939

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24. Mark Twain, 1900

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25. Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach, 1939.

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26. Babe Ruth’s 1920 MLB debut.

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27. Audrey Hepburn

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28. Union Soldiers taking a break, 1863

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29. Charles Darwin

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30. Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.

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31. World War II soldiers on Easter

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32. Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old, 1916.

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33. Girls delivering ice, 1918.

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34. W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest, 1923.

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35. Hindenburg Blimp crash

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36. Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

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37. American nurse and social reformer Margaret Sanger, 1916.

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38. Louis Armstrong practicing backstage, 1946.

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39. An Ojibwe Native American fishing with a spear, Minnesota, 1908.

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40. Back when there was no air conditioning... Licking blocks of ice during heat wave in 1912, NYC.

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41. Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905.

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42. Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, ca. 1935.

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43. A Washington, D.C. filling station, 1924.

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44. Burger Flipper, 1938

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45. Hot dog stand in North End, Boston, 1937

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46. An Oklahoman farmer and his family during the great dust bowl in 1939.

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47. Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961.

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48. Brooklyn Bridge, 1904.

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49. Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

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50. Two Boxers after a fight.

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51. Clint Eastwood, 1962

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52. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield.

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53. Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120, 1960.

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54. Cornell Rowing Team, 1907

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55. View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864

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56. Baltimore Slums, 1938

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57. C.S. Lewis, ca. 1950

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

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59. Henry Ford, 1919

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60. A car crash in Washington D.C., ca. 1921.

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61. President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerto, Antietam, 1862.

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62. Boys buying flowers, 1908

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63. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept.

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64. An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

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65. Malcolm X chats with Muhammad Ali, New York, 1963

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