35 Historical Photos Are Brought To Life With Color

Feb 22, 2015

Since color photography was rare until the 1970s, most of our history up until then is recorded in black and white. Members of Reddit's Colorized History board offer a unique perspective by presenting history in its full-color spectrum.

1923: Claude Monet.

Actor and Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart. Did you know Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe in World War II?

Pablo Picasso.

July 4th, 1939: Lou Gehrig. This photo was taken right after his famous retirement speech and two years before he passed away from ALS.

1963: Lee Harvey Oswald. In this photo, Oswald is being transported to questioning prior to his murder trial for the JFK assassination.

1918: Hellen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin.

1918: Girls delivering ice.

1941: Winston Churchill.

1921: Albert Einstein.

Circa 1900: Madison Square Park in NYC.

Marilyn Monroe.

1868: Walt Whitman.

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1932: Joan Crawford on the set of "Letty Lynton."

1900: Mark Twain.

1939: Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach.

Audrey Hepburn.

Charles Darwin.

1916: Charlie Chaplin at 27.

1953: Big Jay McNeely at the Olympic Auditorium.

1946: Louis Armstrong practicing backstage.

1920: Babe Ruth's MLB debut.

1924: A Washington, D.C. filling station.

1908: Boys buying flowers.

1939: An Oklahoma farmer during the dust bowl.

1961: Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo.

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1904: Brooklyn Bridge.

1920s: Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Department.

Robert, Edward "Ted" and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.

1958: Clint Eastwood working on his Jag XK 120.

1864: View from the Capitol in Nashville.

1933: Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, scowling at a Jewish photographer.

1919: Henry Ford.

Alfred Hitchcock.

1939: People standing in line in Louisville, Kentucky.

1862: President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam.

Credit: Reddit

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