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Colorized historical photos give a new perspective

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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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Its amazing to me what a difference some color can make in the effectiveness of photos. These are my favorites from the 41 in the link.
Times Square, 1947


Albert Einstein, 1921


Hindenburg disaster, May 6, 1937


Broadway, Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1900-1915


Abraham Lincoln

Mark Twain, circa 1900


Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942


Young boy, Baltimore Slums, July 1938





posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi
Man that last picture is incredible.

It is everything that is the US.

I just cant take enough of it in.

S&F



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: DjembeJedi
Man that last picture is incredible.

It is everything that is the US.

I just cant take enough of it in.

S&F


IKR! The colorization does SO MUCH to the emotion esp in the shot of the Boy.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi
I have to say that Sam Clemens was sporting some ABSOLUTELY bitchin' shoes.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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man, it's uncanny that picture of President Lincoln. its like seeing the man alive for the first time like, as if he's right there in front of you. very moving!

Thank you!



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Love them!
S&f



Its easy to imagine the past was so different from today from b/w photos, the fantastic colorization makes the photos and their subjects seem more lifelike and easier to relate to.

Would love to see if anyone has any more to share!



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: HumansEh

By request here are some others.

Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880


"Old Gold," Country Store, 1939


Abraham Lincoln meets General McClellan, Antietam, Maryland, September 1862


Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and only surviving family member, revisiting the attic, May 3rd, 1960


Charles Darwin

Walt Whitman, 1887



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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Some of those are done really well, while others not as much. But still, they certainly transport it into another decade, just by adding color to them. I love looking at these, and have done a few of my own, honestly, but don't have them to upload.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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The color really adds another dimension! They come to life and the people look like real people (if that makes sense...)
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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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Like the picture of (er) is that Gandalf?

Personally, I am not a fan of adding colour to old sepia / black and white images. The lack of colour defines the time and place, and was how the image was captured. Adding colour is an artificial artefact that is subjective and not true to the original intent.

Interesting nonetheless.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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Very cool indeed!



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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Some of these are very well done! In the gas mask photo, though, it seems they added quite a bit more just color....



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