Most Beautiful Colorized Images In History

Colorized historical photos | August 5, 2019

Colorized photo of the Hoover Dam under construction (1935). 

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Built on the border of on the border between Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is one of the most majestic pieces of man made beauty ever constructed. Started during the Great Depression, thousands of workers came to the area in hopes of making a better life for themselves while working their fingers to the bone.

The sheer amount of manpower behind the dam was important for keeping the construction ahead of schedule. By 1935, 3,250,000 cubic yards of concrete was used to create the dam before crews finally finished pouring it on May 29, 1935, long before the dam’s dedication on September 30, 1935. 

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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.