There is always enough time to re-visit and re-appreciate history. These photographs preserve culture, time and fading eras. Not only are they iconic but, nerd note, the colorization is exquisite!
Read the original article by Jake Heppner from Distractify here.
52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past
Jake Heppner 08-Jul
Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like...and, boy, was it spectacular
Claude Monet in 1923
Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart
Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.
Photo taken right after his famous retirement speech. He would pass away just two years later from ALS.
Oswald being transported to questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Hellen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918
Girls delivering ice 1918
Madison Square Park New York City around 1900
American Poet Walt Whitman, 1868
British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939
Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932
Country store in July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina
Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939
Union Soldiers taking a break 1863
World War 2 soldiers on Easter
W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923
Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
Louis Armstrong practicing backstage in 1946
Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905
Babe Ruth’s 1920 MLB debut
A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924
Boys buying flowers in 1908
An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in 1939
Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961
1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept
Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield
Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.
Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960
View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.
Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife 1939
A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921
People standing in line Louisville, Kentucky 1939
President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862