These 40 Colorized Photos From The 1800 And 1900s Make The Past Seem Incredibly Real

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.

See for yourself!

Women boxing, circa 1930s
London, 1945
Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
Japanese Archers, circa 1860
View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864
Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939
Baltimore Slums, 1938
Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939
Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
Old Gold Country store, 1939
Washington D. C., 1921
Charles Darwin, 1874
Abraham Lincoln, 1865
Theodore Roosevelt
Thich Quang Ducs self-immolation, 1963
Anne Frank, 1942
Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945
Nicola Tesla
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953
Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
Charlie Chaplin, 1916
Mark Twain, circa 1900
Walt Whitman, 1887
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933
Audrey Hepburn
Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation

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