15 Amazing Colorized Images of Historical Photos

3/22/2014
by Natalie Umansky
Amazing Art
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1
Two Survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th Anniversary Reunion

Two Survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th Anniversary Reunion
The 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1913. Attended by over 44,700 Union and 8600 Confederate veterans, the event brought together former enemies as united Americans.

Photograph: Harris & Ewing Collection/US Library of Congress.

Colorized by Paul Edwards. (Source | Photo)


2
Elvis Presley meets President Nixon

Elvis Presley meets President Nixon
Elvis Presley and U.S. President Richard Nixon meeting at the Oval Office on December 21, 1970. Elvis requested, and got, a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge. (Source | Photo | Via)


3
Albert Einstein with Dave Rothman in Long Island

Albert Einstein with Dave Rothman in Long Island
Albert Einstein and David Rothman, a small business owner and an amateur musician. Nassau Point, Long Island, 1939.


Colorized by Paul Edwards. (Source | Photo)


4
Washington Policeman Measuring the Distance Between Knee and Suit

Washington Policeman Measuring the Distance Between Knee and Suit
June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

Original black and white photo colorized by Patty Allison. (Source | Photo)


5
Testing Bulletproof Vest

Testing Bulletproof Vest
W.H. Murphy demonstrated his bulletproof vest by being shot in the chest by an unnamed associate, October 1923.

Colorized by Zuzah Gaming (Photo)


6
Crossroads Atomic Detonation

Crossroads Atomic Detonation
Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon test conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in 1946.

The original black and white photo was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away, and colorized by Sanna Dullaway. (Source | Photo)


7
18 Years Old Jewish-Russian Girl Being Liberated from Dachau

18 Years Old Jewish-Russian Girl Being Liberated from Dachau
An emaciated 18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in 1945.

Colorized by Zuzah Gaming. (Photo)


8
British Troops Aboard Their Train for the Front

British Troops Aboard Their Train for the Front
The British Expeditionary Force on their way to the front, September 20, 1939.

Colorized by reddit user BenAfleckIsAnOkActor. (Photo)


9
The Great Depression: Old Gold Country Store

The Great Depression: Old Gold Country Store
Men chatting at a country store, Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939.

Original black and white photo by Dorothea Lange colorized by reddit user photojacker. (Photo)


10
Girls Deliver Ice

Girls Deliver Ice
"Girls deliver ice. Heavy work that formerly belonged to men only is being done by girls. The girls are delivering ice on a route and their work requires brawn as well as the patriotic ambition to help." September 16, 1918.

Original black and white photo by American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918, colorized by Dana Keller. (Source | Photo)


11
English Orphan in London

English Orphan in London
Orphaned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, England in 1945.

Original photograph by Toni Frissell, colorized by Andreas Larsson (Source | Photo)


12
Missouri Children Smoke a Pipe and Cigarettes

Missouri Children Smoke a Pipe and Cigarettes
Colorized by Paul Edwards. (Photo)


13
Harry Houdini's Escape

Harry Houdini's Escape
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist, 1912.

Colorized by Dana Keller. (Photo)


14
Group Picture of the World's Greatest Minds

Group Picture of the World's Greatest Minds
Even the leaves in the gutter have been colored in this group picture of some of the world's greatest minds, from Marie Curie to Einstein, at the 1927 Solvay Conference.

Colorized by Sanna Dullaway. (Photo)


15
Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. There were 36 fatalities.

Colorized by Dana Keller. (Photo)

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