Technology can be such a great thing, mainly because it lets the masses do things on their computers that couldn’t be previously done. Since the rise of Photoshop, we’ve seen an explosion of cool results – sometimes they are funny memes, or sometimes they are images that can dramatically alter your perception of the past and make history seem alive and well.
Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s changes their appearance from something historic and bland, into a scene that you could relate with today. Suddenly, we feel more connected to our past, and realize that we, too, might someday be relics on computer screen for future generations to discover.
The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the wateris a real gem. He just looks so casual and cool. Maybe these photos will help us realize that the pastwasn’t that long ago.