Adding colors considered by many experts of photography a clumsy, amateur intervention, but in the digital age, the tendency to add colors in old black and white photos are more popular than ever.
The past comes alive, even with color inaccuracies sometimes, and historical pictures look new, brighter, more accessible.
Here are 40 colorized photos from the past that will amaze you.
Girls delivering ice, 1918.
Painting propaganda posters during the Second World War in New York, July 8, 1942.
Easter eggs for Hitler, 1944-1945
Albert Einstein in 1921
Abandoned boy holding a child’s game, London 1945.
Car accident in Washington, 1921
Japanese archers, approx. 1860
The destruction of the Hindenburg, May 6, 1937
Unemployed woodcutter, approx. 1939
View of the Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War in 1864.
Young girl with umbrella in Louisiana, 1937.
Young boy in Baltimore, July 1938.
Walt Whitman, 1887
W.H. Murphy and his assistant make demonstration of their bulletproof vest, 13 October 1923.
Times Square, 1947
The “Tall Cowboy”, Ralph E. Madsen and Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919.
The road in front of the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs in New York, c. 1900-1915.
‘Old Gold’, provincial shop, 1939.
Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880.
Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank and sole survivor of the family, visit the attic where I spent the war, May 3, 1960.
Peaty Tuck of Meskwahki, 1898.
Sergeant George Camblair practiced with oxygen mask in Virginia, 1942.
The Big Jay McNeely causes a frenzy in public during a concert at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1953.
President Lincoln meets with General McClellan, September 1862.
Nikola Tesla, 1893.
Newsboy Ned Parfet sells the afternoon edition of the newspaper with the news of the sinking of the Titanic last night, April 16, 1916.
Mark Twain, approx. 1900.
Marilyn Monroe, 1957.
Louis Armstrong rehearses in his dressing room, approx. 1946.
Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in 1919.
Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Giant, 1956.
Boys who have bought Easter flowers in New York, April 1908.
British soldiers embarked enthusiastically on the train for the trip to the Western Front, England, September 20, 1939.
Charlie Chaplin when he was 27, 1916.
Construction of the bridge Golden Gate, approx. 1935.
Crowded prison in Buchenwald, 16 April 1945.
Dancers of National American Ballet, 20 August 1924.
Albert Einstein in the summer of 1939 in Long Island, New York.
By James Red, Truth Inside Of You