31 Incredible Black and White Photographs that have been Colored

31 Incredible Black and White Photographs that have been Colored

Photographs are an incredible source of historical content because it shows real people in the real world being affected by real historical events. People connect to events that have been photographed compared to older history which is only shown through sources such as paintings and pieces of writing. In today's article, we get the fantastic opportunity to see old black and white images from history, colorized by experts. The colorization of black and white photographs are not mean to replace the original source but instead offer a different angle to view the image. It injects an extra bit of life which may not have been present in the black and white version.

A Federal Agent inspects a fake Lumber Truck after smelling alcohol during the Prohibition Period in Los Angeles, 1926

Colorization by Mr_Wunderbar

Photograph of a Federal Agent inspecting a fake lumber truck after smelling alcohol during the Prohibition Period in Los Angeles, 1926

Photograph of a Federal Agent inspecting a fake lumber truck after smelling alcohol during the Prohibition Period in Los Angeles, 1926

An American soldier standing in the debris inside the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany, April 1945

Colorization by Jecinci

Photograph of an American Soldier Standing in the Debris inside the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany, April 1945

Photograph of an American Soldier Standing in the Debris inside the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany, April 1945

Adolf Hitler visiting Finnish Commander-in-Chief, C. G. Mannerheim, on his 75th Birthday, 4 June 1942

Colorization by Jared Enos

Photograph of Adolf Hitler visiting Finnish Commander-in-Chief, C. G. Mannerheim, on his 75th Birthday, 4 June 1942

Photograph of Adolf Hitler visiting Finnish Commander-in-Chief, C. G. Mannerheim, on his 75th Birthday, 4 June 1942

Albert Einstein teaching at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, 1946

Colorization by veggytheropoda

Photograph of Albert Einstein teaching at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the United State's first Historical Black University, 1946

Photograph of Albert Einstein teaching at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the United State's first Historical Black University, 1946

An American soldier standing inside a church somewhere in Europe, 1945

Colorization by Fratuzzi

Photograph of an American soldier standing inside a church somewhere in Europe, 1945

Photograph of an American soldier standing inside a church somewhere in Europe, 1945

American soldiers holding up a captured Italian flag in Paestum, Italy, September 1943.

Colorization by Richard White

Photograph of American soldiers holding up a captured Italian flag in Paestum, Italy, September 1943.

Photograph of American soldiers holding up a captured Italian flag in Paestum, Italy, September 1943.

Two American soldiers preparing Major General Anton Dostler for Execution in Italy, 1945

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Photograph of two American soldiers preparing Major General Anton Dostler for Execution in Italy, 1945

Photograph of two American soldiers preparing Major General Anton Dostler for Execution in Italy, 1945

Carl Akeley standing next to the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896

Colorization by Ryan Urban

Photograph of Carl Akeley standing next to the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896

Photograph of Carl Akeley standing next to the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896

The deck of a Civil War Gunboat, c. 1865

Colorization by Jecinci

The deck of a Civil War Gunboat, c. 1865

The deck of a Civil War Gunboat, c. 1865

The Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey, United States, 6 May 1937

Colorization by Mads Madsen

The Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey, United States, 6 May 1937

The Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey, United States, 6 May 1937

Veteran of the American Revolution, Jonathan Smith, who fought in the Battle of Long Island 29 August 1778, 20 October 1854

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Photograph of veteran of the American Revolution, Jonathan Smith, who fought in the Battle of Long Island 29 August 1778, 20 October 1854

Photograph of veteran of the American Revolution, Jonathan Smith, who fought in the Battle of Long Island 29 August 1778, 20 October 1854

A boxing match on board the USS New York, 3 July 1899

Colorization by Ryan Urban

Photograph of a boxing match on board the USS New York, 3 July 1899

Photograph of a boxing match on board the USS New York, 3 July 1899

President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with Civil Rights leaders in the Oval Office, 1964

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Whitney Young, and James Farmer in the Oval Office, 1964

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Whitney Young, and James Farmer in the Oval Office, 1964

Lyndon B. Johnson taking the Oath of Office on board Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, 22 November 1963

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson taking the Oath of Office on board Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 22 November 1963

Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson taking the Oath of Office on board Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 22 November 1963

Men of 72 Highlanders who served in the Crimean War, c. 1854

Colorization by Marina Amaral

William Noble, Alexander Davison and John Harper. 3 Men of the 72 Highlanders who fought in the Crimean War

William Noble, Alexander Davison and John Harper. 3 Men of the 72 Highlanders who fought in the Crimean War

A man night fishing in Hawaii, United States, 1948

Colorization by Manuel De Leonardo

Photograph of a man night fishing in Hawaii, United States, 1948

Photograph of a man night fishing in Hawaii, United States, 1948

President Abraham Lincoln meeting with Union General George McClellan at Antietam, Maryland, 3 October 1862

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln meeting with Union General George McClellan at Antietam, Maryland, 3 October 1862

Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln meeting with Union General George McClellan at Antietam, Maryland, 3 October 1862

Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lieutenant General Mark Clark receiving flowers from a child in Castiglioncello, Italy, 19 August 1944

Colorization by Richard White

Photograph of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lieutenant General Mark Clark receiving flowers from a child in Castiglioncello, Italy, 19 August 1944

Photograph of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lieutenant General Mark Clark receiving flowers from a child in Castiglioncello, Italy, 19 August 1944

Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill together in Livadia Palace during the Yalta Conference, February 1945

Colorization by Mads Madsen

Photograph of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill together in Livadia Palace during the Yalta Conference, February 1945

Photograph of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill together in Livadia Palace during the Yalta Conference, February 1945

The Eiffel Tower during its construction in Paris, France, July 1888

Colorization by Jordan J. Lloyd

Photograph of the Eiffel Tower during its construction in Paris, France, July 1888

Photograph of the Eiffel Tower during its construction in Paris, France, July 1888

The Hollywoodland Sign in Los Angeles, United States, 1923

Colorization by Jecinci

Photograph the Hollywoodland sign in Los Angeles, United States, 1923

Photograph the Hollywoodland sign in Los Angeles, United States, 1923

The Lumière brothers in their laboratory in Lyon, France, c. 1925

Colorization by Jecinci

Photograph of Louis Lumière and Auguste Lumière (right) in their laboratory in Lyon, France, c. 1925

Photograph of Louis Lumière and Auguste Lumière (right) in their laboratory in Lyon, France, c. 1925

The destruction caused by the "Little Boy" atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, 1945

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Photograph of the destruction caused by the "Little Boy" atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, 1945

Photograph of the destruction caused by the "Little Boy" atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, 1945

The tallest, shortest, and fattest men of Europe drinking and playing a game of cards together, 1913

Colorization byJecinci

Photograph of the tallest, shortest, and fattest men of Europe drinking and playing a game of cards together, 1913

Photograph of the tallest, shortest, and fattest men of Europe drinking and playing a game of cards together, 1913

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his children with Cossack officers, 1916

Colorization by Marina Amaral

Photograph of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his children with Cossack officers, 1916

Photograph of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his children with Cossack officers, 1916

Officers of the 69th New York Volunteer Regiment pose with a cannon at Fort Corcoran, Virginia, 1861

Colorization by Jecinci

US Civil War - Officers of the 69th New York Volunteer Regiment pose with a cannon at Fort Corcoran in 1861. (Col. Michael Corcoran at far left) - jecinci.jpg
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