A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically.
In today’s post, we will present a series of colorised historic photographs from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. All of the photographs are excellent, changing their actual appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today.
The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gave me an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today.
It’s incredible how historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color. See for yourself!
1. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
2. Nikola Tesla
3. Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation
4. Audrey Hepburn
5. Mark Twain, circa 1900
6. Charlie Chaplin, 1916
7. Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
8. Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
9. Walt Whitman, 1887
10. Anne Frank, 1942
11. Abraham Lincoln, 1865
12. Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945
13. Theodore Roosevelt
14. British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939
15. Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
16. Old Gold Country store, 1939
17. Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
18. Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
19. Washington D. C., 1921
20. Japanese Archers, circa 1860.
21. Charles Darwin, 1874
22. View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)
23. Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939
24. London, 1945
25. Baltimore Slums, 1938
26. Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963
27. Louisville, Kentucky, 1937
28. Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist, 1912.
29. Women boxing, circa 1930’s
30. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915. Source