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20 More Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

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 (see our previous post), that bring us emotionally closer to our roots with their work.

 

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

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Original photo by War Department/National Archives

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Colourized by Dana Keller

 

2. Times Square, 1947

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Original photo by William Gottlieb

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Colourized by Jordan J. Lloyd

 

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3. Dancers of the National American Ballet, 20 August 1924

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Original photo by National American Ballet

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Colourized by Photo Retrofit

 

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

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Original photo Alexander Gardner

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Colourized by Zuzzah

 

5. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

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Original photo by Roy Export Company / Cineteca di Bologna

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Colourized photo by Zuzahin

 

6.Young Woman with Umbrella – Louisiana, 1937

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Original photo by Dorothea Lange

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Colourized by Manuel De Leonardo

 

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

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Original photo by Marty Zimmerman

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Colourized by Patty Allison

 

8. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

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Original photo by Richard Avedon ; Colourized by Zuzzah

 

 

9. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946

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Original photo by William Gottlieb

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Colourized by Dana Keller

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