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Most Beautiful Colorized Images In History

Colorized historical photos | August 5, 2019

"West meets East" - Two german brothers, separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963.

Source: (reddit.com)

When the Berlin Wall was put up in 1961 it curbed a major crisis between the Soviet controlled areas of Germany and the more capitalist West Berlin. No one was a huge fan of the wall, but as JFK said, “a wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.” When the barricades went up no one was allowed to pass through the checkpoints and entire families were cut off from one another. Imagine being separated from your friends and loved ones for an unforeseeable future simply because you live one mile away from an arbitrary border.

With the border pass agreement of 1963 regulations were put in place in order to allow people in the West to visit their relatives in the eastern part of the city. It would be decades before the wall was torn down for good and Berliners could truly roam free.

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.