Wednesday, December 04, 2013

History In Color

I just found a page on Facebook called History In Color, which shows colorized versions of old black and white photos. There is no info on who the artist actually is, or how to contact him/her (other than to send a message on Facebook), but in the page's information it says that It's easy to forget that these old photos were taken in a full color-world. Coloring helps them remove that barrier between the past and our modern eyes, drawing us a little bit closer to the reality in which the photo was taken... And here are some of the pictures. This is, by the way, probably the best I've seen when it comes to colorized photos!

Airmail pilot William C. Hopson in winter flying clothes, c. 1926.

Alex, a price winning police dog who "smokes cigarettes n'everything", 1923.

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the UK, 1941.

Amelia Earhart, 1930.

"Buffalo Bill", 1889.

Mary Pickford, c. 1920.

Audrey Hepburn.

Lewis Powell, 1869. Conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.

Abraham Lincoln.

Edgar Allan Poe.

To see the rest of the photos, check out History In Color's Facebook page here!


  1. Hiya doll!! These are fantastic...I love when they do this to photos, so we can see them as they might have been even though they didn't have the abilities yet to make colour photos. I think the effect comes out in a way that I like better than our colour photos, it's softer and has more feeling in it, if that makes sense. Stunning post, loved it!! Have a great day flower <3 <3 xx

  2. These are amazing Miss Meadows, love love the idea of turning black and white photos into colour, no idea how this wonderful person even began to convert these.


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