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16 Incredible Historical Black and White Photos Colorized

 Photography, technology, and humankind have drastically changed and developed over time, but certain moments in history still remain timeless. While “trending” photographs have become more commonplace with the presence of the internet, some pictures gained popularity simply because of the time and space they were taken in, and what they represent. These black and white historical photographs have held up against the test of time, and now, they’re being given a second life with a bright dose of color to help us appreciate every detail.

1. Walter Thornton sells his car on Black Tuesday, the last day of the stock market crash on October 29th, 1929

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Walter Thornton sells his car on Black Tuesday, the last day of the stock market crash on October 29th, 1929

(Flickr, acidcow)  

 

2. Unpacking the Mona Lisa at the completion of World War II in 1945

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Unpacking the Mona Lisa at the completion of World War II in 1945

(Twitter, acidcow)  

 

3. Louis (Left) and Auguste (Right), The Lumière Brothers In Their Laboratory in Lyon, France, in 1925

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Louis (Left) and Auguste (Right), The Lumière Brothers In Their Laboratory in Lyon, France, in 1925

(BoredPanda)

 

4. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address on the 50th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. October 28, 1936

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address on the 50th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. October 28, 1936

(Slideserve, acidcow)  

 

5. Winston Churchill with a cigar in his mouth, giving his famous ‘V’ sign while visiting Bradford on December 4, 1942

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Winston Churchill with a cigar in his mouth, giving his famous ‘V’ sign while visiting Bradford on December 4, 1942

(Izismile)  

 

6. A Newly engaged John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier in Cape Cod on July 4th, 1953

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, A Newly engaged John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier in Cape Cod, on July 4th 1953

(Imguracidcow)  

 

7. King George VI Rides With His Daughters Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park on 21st April 1939

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, King George Vi Rides With His Daughters Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park on 21st April, 1939

(Izismile)  

 

8. The tallest, the shortest and the fattest men of Europe playing a game of cards, 1913

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, The tallest, shortest and fattest men of Europe playing a game of cards, 1913

(Laboiteverte, acidcow)

 

9. Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali in New York, March 1964

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali in New York, March, 1964

(Izismile)  

 

10. A US soldier stands amid crates and stacks of loot stored by Nazi Germany in Schlosskirche (Castle Church), Bavaria, 1945

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, A US soldier stands amid crates and stacks of loot stored by Nazi Germany in Schlosskirche (Castle Church), Bavaria, 1945

(Twitter, acidcow)  

 

11. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the great figures in Engineering history, Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern in 1857

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the great figures in Engineering history, Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern in 1857

(Wikimedia Commons, ebaumsworld)  

 

12. The mining ghost town of Eureka in San Juan County, Colorado 

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, The mining ghost town of Eureka in San Juan County, Colorado

(Shorpy, acidcow)  

 

13. J. Edgar Hoover with a .45 Caliber Thompson Submachine Gun, 1936

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, J.Edgar Hoover with a .45 Caliber Thompson Submachine Gun ,1936

(i.pinimg, ebaumsworld)  

 

14. Two Native Americans looking at photographic film in 1913

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Two Native Americans looking at photographic film in 1913

(loc.gov, Jecinci)  

 

15. Twins become mothers together for the second time in less than two years. Washington, D.C., April 7, 1939

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Twins become mothers together for second time in less than two years. Washington, D.C., April 7, 1939

(loc.gov, Jecinci)  

 

16. Eunice Hancock, a 21-year-old woman operating a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft plant during World War II in August 1942

Historic moments in black and white photographs colorized, Eunice Hancock, a 21-year-old woman operating a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft plant during World War II in August, 1942

(Twitter, acidcow)

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