20 Historic Black and White Photos, Restored In Color As You've Never Seen Them Before. Incredible!
Have you ever wondered what your favorite old photos in black and white would look like in full vibrant color? Here are twenty photographs from decades ago, restored to what they would look like if they had been taken in color.
A group of dedicated colorizers looked at the subtleties of grayish hues in the black and white photos, along with past fashion trends and other data to figure out what colors are being shown. The result of their work is shown below, and I think you'll agree it's kind of awesome!
1) Women delivering ice, 1918War Department/National Archives Dana Keller
2) Times Square, 1947William Gottlieb Jordan J. Lloyd
3) Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862Alexander Gardner Zuzzah
4) Marilyn Monroe, 1957Richard Avedon Zuzzah
5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic"s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)Hulton-Deutsch Collection Dana Keller
6) Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945US Army/National Archives Zuzzah
7) Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942Jack Delano Ryan Urban
8) Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919Roy Export Company/Cineteca di Bologna Zuzahin
9) Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942Marty Zimmerman Patty Allison
10) Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935Bored Panda Dana Keller
11) Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946William Gottlieb Dana Keller
12) Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915Detroit Publishing Co. Sanna Dullaway
13) "The Tall Cowboy", Ralph E. Madsen with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919Harris & Ewing Photo Retrofit
14) Dancers of the National American Ballet, 20 August 1924Photo Retrofit
15) Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, 1921Ferdinand Schmutzer Klassixx
16) Otto Frank, Anne Frank"s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 3 May 1960Arnold Newman Laiz Kuczynski
17) Young Woman with Umbrella – Louisiana, 1937Dorothea Lange Manuel de Leonardo
18) Crowded Bunks in the Prison Camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945Private H. Miller Manuel De Leonardo
19) Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki, 1898Frank A. Rheinhart Photocopshop
20) Boys after buying Easter flowers in Union Square, New York, April 1908Bain News Service Dana Keller
Sometimes we imagine that the world used to look black and white, when we see picture after picture without any color in it. But these photos are a refreshing reminder that yes, the world years ago was still a world full of color! Share this cool find with your friends by clicking below.Source: Bored Panda