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The World Looked Like This Once Upon a Time...

 We always think of photographs from the pre-1950s era as being in black and white, however due to technological innovation and the sheer dedication to bring them to life in authentic color, we are lucky enough to be able to see what people, places and things from a bygone era actually looked like in real life. Take a look at these 19 amazing colorized photographs that will make you feel like you were actually there when they were taken: 
 
National American Ballet dancers, summer 1914
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Women delivering blocks of ice, 1918 
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Painting of WWII propaganda posters underway at Port Washington, New York in July 1942
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Louis Armstrong practices before a performance, image taken circa 1946 
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Peatwy Tuck of the Meskwahki, 1898
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Times Square, New York City, 1947 
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Broadway at the United States Hotel Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ca 1900-1915
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Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge underway, circa 1935 
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Boys with Easter flowers for their moms, Union Square, New York City, 1908
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A newspaper boy sells newspapers announcing the sinking of the Titanic to the world, London, April 16, 1912 
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American troops with some presents for Adolf Hitler, 1944 or 1945.
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Portrait of Marilyn Monroe, 1957
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An unemployed lumber worker enjoys his pipe as his wife looks on, circa 1939
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Big Jay McNeely whips up the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953
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Audrey Hepburn checks on something in the oven, date unknown 
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W.H. Murphy and an associate demonstrate his newly-developed bulletproof vest, circa 1923 
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British Troops head off to the Western Front in cheerful spirits at the start of WWII, September 1939
Mark Twain poses for a portrait in his garden, circa 1900
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A 27-year-old Charlie Chaplin poses for a photograph, 1916
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