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.
2Sharon Tate, Actress (1969)
Photo taken just a few years before her 1969 murder by the Manson family. Colorized by Laiz Kuczynski.
5Adolf Hitler and Goebbels, Nazi leaders (1943)
Taken at Obersalzberg in 1943. Colorized by reddit user HansLucifer.
6Charlie Chaplin, Actor (1916)
Chaplin at the age of 27. Colorized by reddit user BenAfleckIsAnOkActor.
8Marilyn Monroe, Actress (1957)
Photographed by Richard Avedon in 1957 without her signature smile. Colorized by reddit user zuzahin.
12Ruth Malcomson, Miss America (1924)
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she earned the title of Miss America at age 18. Colorized by reddit user malakon.