Color photography changed the landscape of photography forever, and it also changed the way we look at history and photos of historic moments. Although black and white photography is more timeless, putting color into pictures sometimes can give it more life. Color makes a statement and in a way makes a picture more realistic. It can make a picture more memorable. It also leaves a lasting impression.
Black and white photos can often remind us of a distant world that doesn’t seem very real in our eyes simply because we didn’t live it. With new technology emerging every day that improve the skills of artists, historic black and white photos from the past are now being colorized, and they are beautiful.
Here are 24 colorized photos that will take your breath away.
1. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America, in 1860. This photo was colorized by Dana Keller.
2. This colorized photo was taken in Auschwitz in 1944. It shows the arrival of Jewish women and children at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
3. This photo of Charlie Chaplin from 1920 has a James Dean-esque vibe to it, don’t you agree?
4. Jazz icon Louis Armstrong poses for a photo in New York in 1946.
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