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Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life 

a series of historical photographs that have been brilliantly brought back to life in colour by Tumblr user Zuzahin. Their colorised photoshopped images are interpretations based solely on the drawings, fashion and art at the time. But they give us a closer connection to our past and serve as proof that not everything about our history is always black and white.

I read `The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and `The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in junior high school, which was 40 years ago.  I hardly remember anything about these, except for the two boys’ mischief and cleverness. Nowadays, though, it’s just pithy quotes from Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) that wend their way on my Timelines.

Mark Twain, Colorized

Eisenstaedt himself is quoted as saying ‘He stared at me with hate in his eyes’, despite the events following up to this. Eisenstaedt had photographed Goebbels sitting on his own outside in the courtyard, had approached him and taken this photograph of him with a warm smile, and then moments later was confronted with this, when Goebbels had learned of Eisenstaedts 'true identity’. 

Sad. 

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For those of you who want to know how I do it when I colorize with Soft Light, I won’t be sharing everything about Color mode, but this is a very very good start, and it should lend incredible results. :)

Martin Luther King meeting with President John F. Kennedy & Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (cut off directly to Kennedy’s right) in the Oval Office sometime during the Civil Rights movement.

This image is for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, comissioned by NPR.org - it’ll be live on their website sometime this week. :)

Buzz Aldrin, ca. 1963, as Commandant of the Air Force Test Pilot School. The date is slightly disputed, but it’s overall around the time he was selected to be an astronaut in the Gemini program, and around the time of his promotion to Commandant of the school. Another thing to note is that every single ribbon has been painstakingly confirmed to be correct

Major General (Pictured Brigadier) William Belknap.

Story goes that during the Battle of Atlanta, Belknap walked alone past Confederate breastworks during heavy hand-to-hand combat, directly in to the Confederate camp, snatched Colonel Harris D. Lampley of the Confederate army, and dragged him kicking and screaming back across Union lines, and imprisoned him.