Stunning Old Photographs of US Presidents in Color

Stunning Old Photographs of US Presidents in Color

Since the United States of America was founded in 1776, much of its history is documented in photographs. The camera created in 1816 but first became more widely used in the 1830s meaning that there are only around 60 years of United States history that was not photographed in some form. There are only 6 Presidents that were not photographed and the first being Andrew Jackson who served from 1829-1837 but his photograph was taken later on in his life.

We are able to show you 25 Presidents who lived in the pre-color photograph era in color now thanks to the fantastic colorizers featured in today's article. Not all of the earliest Presidents are featured due to the low quality of the Black and White photographs making it very hard to colorize. This article starts with the 8th President of the United States, Martin van Buren, and ends on 37th President, Richard Nixon.

Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States, 1837-1841

Colorization by Mads Madsen

8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841

8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850

James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, 1857-1861

Colorization by Mads Madsen

James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, 1857-1861

James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, 1857-1861

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1861-1865

Colorization by Jordan J. Lloyd

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1861-1865

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1861-1865

Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, 1865-1869

Colorization by HistoryColored

Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, 1865-1869

Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, 1865-1869

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States,, 1869-1877

Colorization by glnyzl

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States,, 1869-1877

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States,, 1869-1877

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, 1877-1881

Colorization by Neitshade

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, 1877-1881

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, 1877-1881

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, 1881-1881

Colorization by Neitshade

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, 1881-1881

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, 1881-1881

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States, 1881-1885

Colorization by Xander-Lionheart

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States, 1881-1885

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States, 1881-1885

Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897

Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, 1889-1893

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, 1889-1893

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, 1889-1893

William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, 1897-1901

Colorization by Mads Madsen

William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, 1897-1901

William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, 1897-1901

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, 1901-1909

Colorization by HistoryColored

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, 1901-1909

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, 1901-1909

William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, 1909-1913

Colorization by Vintage Colorization

William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, 1909-1913

William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, 1909-1913

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, 1913-1921

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, 1913-1921

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, 1913-1921

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, 1921-1923

Colorization by Xander-Lionheart

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, 1921-1923. This photograph shows him alongside Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, 1921-1923. This photograph shows him alongside Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, 1923-1929

Colorization by HistoryColored

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, 1923-1929

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, 1923-1929

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, 1929-1933

Colorization by Color969

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, 1929-1933

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, 1929-1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, 1945-1953

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, 1945-1953

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, 1945-1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963

Colorization by Manuel De Leonardo

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, 1963-1969

Colorization by Jecinci

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, 1963-1969

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, 1963-1969

Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, 1969-1974

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, 1969-1974

Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, 1969-1974

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