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20 Old And Famous Photos That Have Been Given A New Life In Color

20 Old And Famous Photos That Have Been Given A New Life In Color

Photography is one of those things that still fascinate me. As long as the right equipment is used by the right person, some amazing photos can ensue. Photography has been around since the 1800s, and it has only gotten more and more advanced since then, with all kinds of crazy camera and lens technologies that allow for crispier and more colorful photos than ever before possible.


But the technology we have in photography today hasn’t always been around. One of those things that’s pretty major is color. Centuries ago, color wasn’t a thing on photo cameras, and as a result old photos are black and white. Personally, I can’t imagine what things would have looked like in the past other than in black and white.

However, using the power of modern day software such as Photoshop, artists have been able to envision old photographs in color and breathe new life into them. Take a look at some of the most interesting old photographs that have been given a new life in color.

1. President Abe Lincoln, circa 1860

He was 51 years old on this photo.


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

2. Lincoln meets with Major General George McClellan of the Union Army.


Source: Reddit | zuzahin

3. The Tower Bridge

This photo was taken around 1889, amidst the bridge’s construction. Look how different everything is!


Source: Reddit | photojacker

4. Marie Skłodowska Curie, one of the most important physicists of the 19th and 20th century, in her lab, 1912

Marie Curie

Source: Reddit | marinamaral

5. French soldiers during the Franco-Prussian War, 1870

French soldiers

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6. Benito Mussolini’s mugshot, c. 1903

This young Marxist was arrested for supporting a general strike.

Benito Mussolini

Source: Reddit | zuzahin

7. The Eiffel Tower under construction, 1888

Eiffel Tower

Source: Reddit | photojacker

8. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

This photo was allegedly taken just months before the ill-fated Archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1914.


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

9. Waterfoot Village, County Antrim, Ireland in 1890.


Source: Reddit | Captain-Cliche

10. A boxing match aboard USS New York, 1899

Proving that boxing, as a sport, goes way back.


Source: Reddit | Urbanz2487

11. Thomas Edison with a phonograph, 1878

While most of the photos of Thomas Edison out there show him when he was at an older age, this rare photo shows the inventor when he was just 29 years old, as he went on to file more than a thousand patents to his name.

Thomas Edison

Source: Reddit | zuzahin

12. Members of the Piegan Blackfoot Tribe


Source: Reddit | Captain-Cliche

13. А confederate casualty at Devil’s Den in Gettysburg, 1863


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

14. Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir at Glacier Point, 1906


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

15. Banana boats at the New York Harbor, circa 1890-1910


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

16. Leviathan of Parsonstown, circa 1885

While this structure may look quite odd, it’s actually a giant telescope.


Source: Reddit | Captain-Cliche

17. Orville Wright flies Wright glider, 1911

One of the few gliders designed by the Wright brothers, seen here taking flight, somewhere near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.


Source: Reddit | Captain-Cliche

18. 23rd RI fighters in trenches at Somme, 1916


Source: Reddit | marinamaral

19. Gap of Dunloe, 1895

A narrow mountain pass in Ireland, somewhere between Purple Mountain and MacGillicuddy’s Reeks in County Kerry.


Source: Reddit | Captain-Cliche

20. Old Man, Great Depression.

After the stock market crash in 1929, millions of Americans lost their jobs, but strategies like Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal slowly began to kick off the revolution in the economy.


Source: Reddit | marinamaral
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