5 Iconic Historical Photographs in Color

5 Iconic Historical Photographs in Color

In the brief history that the camera has existed, there have been countless amounts of photographs that have gone down in history. These iconic black and white pictures are incredible, and by colorizing them, we get to see them in a completely new way. Thanks to the colorizers we have the opportunity to see the images in color.

1. Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue, 1951

Colorization By Jecinci

This photograph of the famous Physicist was taken just after his 72nd Birthday. Rather than giving a smile to the cameras around him, he chose to stick out his tongue and then turn away. At the perfect moment, photographer Arthur Sasse took this photograph and it became one of the most famous images of Einstein.  

2. The Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

Colorized By Mads Madsen


This photograph was taken on 6 May 1937 and shows the airship LZ 1229 Hindenburg in flames as it is falling from the sky. It was destroyed in its attempt to land in New Jersey, USA. 36 people died in the disaster which was caught on film.

3. Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, 1945

Colorized by Marina Amaral

This iconic image was taken on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during the battle of the same name in February 1945. 3 of the 6 men in the photograph were killed in the battle over the next few days and the others managed to survive passed the Second World War. The photo, taken by Joe Rosenthal, won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year that it is published, becoming the first image to ever do so.

4. The Falling Soldier, 1936

Colorized by Cassowary Colorizations

Also known as Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, this photograph shows 24-year-old Federico Borrell Garcia, a Republican soldier, at the moment that he was shot and killed in the Battle of Cerro Muriano on 5 September 1936. It was taken by famous Hungarian war photographer, Robert Capa, whilst he was out in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

5. The Loneliest Job, John F. Kennedy, 1961

Colorized by Manuel De Leonardo

Veteran Washington, D.C. photographer, George Tames, captured this photograph on 10 February 1961 whilst John F. Kennedy read a newspaper in the Oval Office after he believed that Tames had left. He read the newspaper like this due to his bad back as a result of braking it during the Second World War. The photograph had a deeper meaning later on representing his Presidency after he faced deep water during issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

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