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Incredible Colorized Historical Photos

 Photography can be a real time capsule, transporting you into the distant past, letting you admire the world that is no longer. However, black and white photos never manage to reflect the world in its full beauty and brilliance. Luckily, we live in a time of ingenious technologies and photo editing, and as if by magic, vintage monochrome photos can come to life in their full, vivid hues. This collection of posts is fully dedicated to these truly special vintage photographs, masterfully recolored and revived.
It’s rare that you see color photos from the 1920s. In 1928, under George V’s reign, National Geographic photographer Clifton R. Adams traveled throughout England to capture everyday life in both the countryside and towns. Luckily for us, he used some cutting-edge technology (at the time), called Autochrome, which captured color photos on dyed potato starch.
These stunning postcards of Scotland during the end of the 19th century were produced by the Detroit Publishing Company using the Photochrom process, a technique used to apply vibrant and surprisingly realistic color to black and white images.
Though color photography was invented decades before the start of World War II, it was still a rather niche process, which was a lot more expensive than black-and-white photography. Here you can see some fantastic color photographs from World War II.
Normally, we'd expect old photos to be black and white. But these stunning photos taken at the turn of the 20th century reveals that color photography has been around for a lot longer than you think.
Taken in the 19th century, these postcards of France were created using the Photochrom process. This technique transforms black-and-white photos into images with vibrant and lifelike colors. The Photochrom was invented in the 1880s by a Swiss printer.
These color photos, taken in 1942, depict Navy cadets and members assembling, repairing and training with a variety of aircraft.
The invention of photography was a revelation for the entire world, but there was just one problem - early photographs were devoid of color. Nowadays, colorization technology is good enough to make a photograph appear as if it was taken in color in the first place.
Here, you'll find a gorgeous selection of colorized photos that'll give you a glimpse into what traditional Japanese life was like during this spectacular age.
Marina Amaral is a professional colorist from Brazil who specializes in adding color to really important historical photos, some of which date as far back as the 19th century! We've gathered a collection of 20 of her most interesting works alongside the original monochrome photos for reference.
The photographs you are about to see are the work of Sergey Prokudin-Gorski (1863–1944), who was funded by Czar Nicholas II to travel the span of the empire, photographing it in full color. We would like to invite you to scroll down this page to see just how different Russia was over a century ago.
Mario Unger is one talented artist, and his works are immaculately detailed and accurate. In this article, we showcase 17 of his incredible colorizations dedicated to history and famous historical personalities of the past two centuries. 
It's fascinating to think that now, after all these years, we can actually see the past better than we could 30 years ago! Isn't that strange? Here you'll find 16 classic photos, click on each one to see it in full color.
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