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

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: Toni Frissel

Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: canasanta.com

Young Boy in Baltimore Slum Area, July 1938

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

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)

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: Frank Worth

Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

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

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: badasshistoricalpictures.com

View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: nashville.about.com

Unemployed Lumber Worker, circa 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: alafoto.com

Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: hqdesktop.net

Big Jay McNeely Driving the Crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a Frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: Bob Willoughby

W.H. Murphy and his Associate Demonstrating their Bulletproof Vest on October 13, 1923

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: National Photo Company

Audrey Hepburn

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: wallpaperswa.com

“Old Gold”, Country Store, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: Dorothea Lange

Nikola Teska, 1893

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

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.

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: photosofwar.net

Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: realeza.foros.ws

Mark Twain in the Garden, circa 1900

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: Imgur

Charlie Chaplin at the Age of 27, 1916

Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour Black and White Historical Photos Restored in Colour

Image credits: wikipedia.org

All the credits go to the authors of the photographs, and people who colourised them.