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Colorized historical photos

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Colorized historical photos. Get inspired and try out new things.
Big Jay McNeely, Los Angeles 1953. The extraordinary Jazz musician serenading the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Image Source: traquea)

Whenever I look at an old black and white photo, I can't help but wonder what it was like to live in that era. I would also try to imagine what the photo

Two women with wizened faces pose in the 1840s. The subject would be sat down on a posing chair placed on a raised platform which could be rotated to face the light

The incredible set of images, believed to have been taken by legendary early American photographer Matthew Brady, show a selection of portraits taken as daguerreotype images.

Prejudice: Dorothy Counts is sneered at by a wholly-white audience as she enrolls to start her schooling at Harding High School (Original picture by Don Sturkey, September 4, 1957)

While purists may disagree with the modernisation of such historic pictures such as the celebrations that marked VJ (Victory in Japan) day the colour pictures do appear to re-emphasise the scene they are portraying.

69 Most Beautiful Colorized Images In History

What is it about color that gives us a more broad understanding of the past? Is it simply the added depth that it brings to the photo?