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Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

2. Times Square, 1947

3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/

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5 Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color 

The history of photography is only about two hundred years old and the period when it was possible to take coloured pictures is a lot shorter than that. However, colour makes us perceive the image we view as more realistic. Fortunately, there are communities of colourizing black and white photography enthusiasts, such as  r/ColorizedHistory , that bring us emotionally closer to our roots with their work.

1..2 .Marilyn Monroe, 1957. Original photo by Richard Avedon
                                                                Colourized by Zuzzah

3.4. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein,1921. 
                                    Original photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer
                                                              Colourized by Klassixx

5. 6.. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946.                                               Original photo by William Gottlieb
                                                         Colourized by DanaKeller

7.8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919.                    Original photo  by  Roy Export Company / Cineteca diBologna
                                                      Colourized photoby Zuzahin

9.10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935.
                                                 Original photo source unknown
                                                         Colourized by Dana Keller

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Colorizing old photos can help them resonate a bit more with contemporary viewers, but they can also distort the historical record. However you feel about them, Twisted Sifter has put together an interesting collection of them. Check out their gallery for more colorized photos and the black and white originals and click on the images above to find out more about the events pictured.