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

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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