Most Beautiful Colorized Images In History

Colorized historical photos | August 5, 2019

Union Soldiers taking a break,1863. 

Source: (Reddit)

Woah, this colorized photo is definitely a shock to the senses. Imagine seeing more snapshots from the Civil War era is pristine color. It’s definitely a new look at history. With two years left to go in the Civil War, the Union soldiers were in an emotional valley, however after a series of bloody battles with the Confederates in July of that year the Union gained control of the Mississippi River, dividing the southern army.

At the time, technological developments were coming along to allow for the mass production of tintypes and these allowed for photos from the war to become a normal viewing experience for Americans on both sides. After an exhibit of the war photography the New York Times wrote

[The photographer] has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our dooryards and along the streets, he has done something very like it.

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Jacob Shelton


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.