October 08, 2014

Some Very Rare And Colourised Historical Photographs


Many of these colourised pictures are featured in this You Tube clip as well as other pictures.

Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like...and, boy, was it spectacular.

 Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961
Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.


Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960  


Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

Louis Armstrong practicing backstage in 1946


 Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905

Clint Eastwood, 1962 


Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916


 Elizabeth Taylor in 1956


 Claude Monet in 1923

Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.

Pablo Picasso


Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918


 Girls delivering ice 1918


Mark Twain 1900
 Winston Churchill 1941

Albert Einstein in 1921


Marilyn Monroe


Hindenburg Blimp crash


British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939 


Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932


Audrey Hepburn


 Union Soldiers taking a break 1863 - General Custer in front with the dog.


An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in 1939

By Jake Heppner. 
Pictures all from Distractify and there are more there.Click on image to enlarge.

Many thanks to Jared for sending me these.

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