15 Colorized Photos of Historical Figures

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Color photography wasn't common until the 1970s, so we've only seen history's most famous people in black and white. Today's technology enables us to "colorize" photos, and gives us a chance to see what people really looked like in their time. Check out a few amazing examples.

1
Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President (1865)

Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President (1865)
Colorized by Dana Keller. (Source | Photo)


2
Sharon Tate, Actress (1969)

Sharon Tate, Actress (1969)
Photo taken just a few years before her 1969 murder by the Manson family. Colorized by Laiz Kuczynski. (Source | Photo)


3
Albert Einstein, Physicist (1921)

Albert Einstein, Physicist (1921)
Colorized by Dana Keller. (Source | Photo)




4
Louis Armstrong, Musician (1961)

Louis Armstrong, Musician (1961)
Louis and Lucille Armstrong in Cairo. (Source | Photo)


5
Adolf Hitler and Goebbels, Nazi leaders (1943)

Adolf Hitler and Goebbels, Nazi leaders (1943)
Taken at Obersalzberg in 1943. Colorized by reddit user HansLucifer.
(Photo)


6
Charlie Chaplin, Actor (1916)

Charlie Chaplin, Actor (1916)
Chaplin at the age of 27. Colorized by reddit user BenAfleckIsAnOkActor. (Photo)


7
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor and Physicist (1911)

Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor and Physicist (1911)
Colorized by Laiz Kuczynski. (Source | Photo)


8
Marilyn Monroe, Actress (1957)

Marilyn Monroe, Actress (1957)
Photographed by Richard Avedon in 1957 without her signature smile. Colorized by reddit user zuzahin.
(Photo)


9
Claude Monet, Impressionist painter (1923)

Claude Monet, Impressionist painter (1923)
Colorized by Dana Keller. (Source | Photo)


10
Elizabeth Taylor, Actress (1956)

Elizabeth Taylor, Actress (1956)
Colorized by reddit user malakon. (Photo)


11
Walt Whitman, Poet (1868)

Walt Whitman, Poet (1868)
Colorized by reddit user zuzahin. (Photo)


12
Ruth Malcomson, Miss America (1924)

Ruth Malcomson, Miss America (1924)
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she earned the title of Miss America at age 18. Colorized by reddit user malakon. (Photo)


13
Mark Twain, Author (1900)

Mark Twain, Author (1900)
Colorized by reddit user zuzahin. (Photo)


14
Nikola Tesla, Inventor (1893)

Nikola Tesla, Inventor (1893)
Colorized by Dana Keller. (Source | Photo)


15
Clint Eastwood, Actor (1960)

Clint Eastwood, Actor (1960)
Colorized by reddit user malakon. (Photo)

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