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, 1918

War Department/National Archives Dana Keller

2) Times Square, 1947

William Gottlieb Jordan J. Lloyd

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

Alexander Gardner Zuzzah

4) Marilyn Monroe, 1957

Richard 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 1944-1945

US Army/National Archives Zuzzah

7) Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

Jack Delano Ryan Urban

8) Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

Roy Export Company/Cineteca di Bologna Zuzahin

9) Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

Marty Zimmerman Patty Allison

10) Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

Bored Panda Dana Keller

11) Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946

William Gottlieb Dana Keller

12) Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915

Detroit Publishing Co. Sanna Dullaway

13) "The Tall Cowboy", Ralph E. Madsen with Senator Morris Sheppard, 1919

Harris & Ewing Photo Retrofit

14) Dancers of the National American Ballet, 20 August 1924

Photo Retrofit

15) Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, 1921

Ferdinand 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 1960

Arnold Newman Laiz Kuczynski

17) Young Woman with Umbrella – Louisiana, 1937

Dorothea Lange Manuel de Leonardo

18) Crowded Bunks in the Prison Camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945

Private H. Miller Manuel De Leonardo

19) Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki, 1898

Frank A. Rheinhart Photocopshop

20) Boys after buying Easter flowers in Union Square, New York, April 1908

Bain 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

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