These 53 Colorized Photos Provide A Fresh New Look At History

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.

1947: Times Square.

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.

1938: Man flipping burgers.

1941: Winston Churchill.

1921: Albert Einstein.

Circa 1900: Madison Square Park in NYC.

Marilyn Monroe.

1860: Samurai training.

1868: Walt Whitman.

1937: Hindenburg Blimp crash.

1939: British soldiers returning from the front lines.

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


1939: Country store in Gordonton, North Carolina.

1900: Mark Twain.

1939: Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach.

Audrey Hepburn.

1863: Union soldiers on a break.

Charles Darwin.

World War II soldiers on Easter.

1962: Clint Eastwood.

1923: W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest.

1916: Charlie Chaplin at 27.

1956: Elizabeth Taylor.

1953: Big Jay McNeely at the Olympic Auditorium.

1946: Louis Armstrong practicing backstage.

1905: Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback.

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.


1904: Brooklyn Bridge.

Two boxers after a fight.

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.

1907: Cornell Rowing team.

1864: View from the Capitol in Nashville.

1938: Baltimore slums.

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

1919: Henry Ford.

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book.

1939: An unemployed lumber worker and his wife.

Alfred Hitchcock.

1921: A car crash in Washington, D.C.

1939: People standing in line in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

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