Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour
Here we are back again with some history. I guess you have never imagined to see a photo of Charlie Chaplin which was taken in 1916 colourised. Well, nowaday technology surprises us more and more with its unbelievable abilities.
Abandoned Boy Holding a Stuffed Toy Animal. London 1945
Image credits: Toni Frissel
Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY
Image credits: canasanta.com
Young Boy in Baltimore Slum Area, July 1938
Image credits: John Vachon
It looks easy, just add some colours to the photograph, a little bit of photoshop and it’s all done. It’s actually not that easy. It is very difficult and complexed process that requires great skills of graphic design and, of course, a touch of an artist.
Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956 film)
Image credits: Frank Worth
Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937
Image credits: Murray Becker
There is an interesting thing, I’ve noticed. Just scroll down and take any black and white photo. It looks somehow special, different, more artistic or even more beautiful, mysterious. Then take a look at a colourised version of that photograph. Nothing special, just a usual photo. It seems that uncoloured pictures have something great in them. I think it has to do something with historical atmosphere which might be pretty unfamiliar, unexplored, enigmatic for us. And black and white photos is what mainly associates with past.
Japanese Archers, circa 1860
Image credits: badasshistoricalpictures.com
View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864
Image credits: nashville.about.com
Unemployed Lumber Worker, circa 1939
Image credits: alafoto.com
Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921
Image credits: hqdesktop.net
Big Jay McNeely Driving the Crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a Frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953
Image credits: Bob Willoughby
W.H. Murphy and his Associate Demonstrating their Bulletproof Vest on October 13, 1923
Image credits: National Photo Company
Image credits: wallpaperswa.com
“Old Gold”, Country Store, 1939
Image credits: Dorothea Lange
Nikola Teska, 1893
Image credits: Napoleon Sarony
British Troops Cheerfully Board their Train for the First Stage of their Trip to the Western Front – England, September 20, 1939.
Image credits: photosofwar.net
Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880
Image credits: realeza.foros.ws
Mark Twain in the Garden, circa 1900
Image credits: Imgur
Charlie Chaplin at the Age of 27, 1916
Image credits: wikipedia.org
All the credits go to the authors of the photographs, and people who colourised them.