See How Mesmerizing These 12+ Historic Black And White Pictures Look Like When Colorized

Some of the world’s most historic and iconic images were photographed in black and white. However now, through the digital process of colorization, we can actually see how the scenes might have looked like in person. I’m still a huge fan of black and white photography as it does give certain scenes a striking, timeless quality when done well. Compared to colorful designs where catchy colors help the design stand out, the black and white version allows you to communicate better with it rather than its visual representation. Although, not every picture works well in black and white, just like certain shots that look so much more beautiful in monochrome than in color. Seeing some of the most iconic black and white pictures come to life with a touch of color, is truly mesmerizing. No wonder they say that a simple photograph can tell you so much more about the past than long articles and chronicles.

This young guy named Mario Unger, who is a photographer and digital artist from Austria, shared his work of restoring and colorizing old photographs, a project in which he worked for a year. In his post, he said:

The reason for doing all of this work was to reduce the felt distance in time a little bit. I love B&W photography, but for some images I think, color is needed and most of B&W photography was done for one reason, there just was no color film!

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1. Albert Einstein


2. Maud Wagner CA 1905

3. Adrienne Ames (“From Hell To Heaven”, 1933)

4. Mulberry Street, New York, 1900

5. Laurel Hardy, UK Tour, 1953

6. Texas Couple, Early 20th Century, Heavy Restoration

7. Walter Catty Allen CA 1900

8. Evelyn Nesbit CA 1900

9. Picasso

10. Grace Kelly

11. Humphrey Bogart, “Casablanca”, 1942

12. Oscar Wilde

13. Jerome, L.E., 1900

14. East Side Jewish Market, 1895

15. Mark Twain

16. Walt Disney, 1931

17. In Honor Of A Great Person. Sophia Magdalena Scholl (1921-1943). Executed 75 Years Ago By The Greatest Criminals Humanity Has Ever Seen

18. Edmund Hillary, 1953

19. Greta Garbo

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20. Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

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