36 Mind Blowing Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

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    Japanese Archers, circa 1860 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)
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A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today. Historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color carefully planned and applied by artists like Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller, and Sanna Dullaway.

You can see a wider selection of colorized photographs that redefine our look at history in the “Colorized Photographs” book available on Amazon for under $30.


London, 1945 (Photo credit: valdigtmycketfarg)


Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

Japanese Archers, circa 1860 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

Japanese Archers, circa 1860 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)


View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939 (Photo credit: Paul Edwards)



Baltimore Slums, 1938 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)



Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939



British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939



Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Washington D. C., 1921 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Charles Darwin, 1874 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Abraham Lincoln, 1865 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Theodore Roosevelt (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Louisville, Kentucky, 1937 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Anne Frank, 1942 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



Nicola Tesla



Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953



Elizabeth Taylor, 1956



Charlie Chaplin, 1916



Mark Twain, circa 1900



Walt Whitman, 1887



Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933



Audrey Hepburn



Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation (Thank you Steven Vaught, Western Michigan University) (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)



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  • Mateus Borges

    I meant it really interesting!! It made me reflect about how was the everyday in that already gone time without superficial thoughts but aware the world was practically the same, the human beings didn’t ever get switched. The ones exchanges were just the available resources and the releasing to the actions and attitudes along the time, and that was intolerable through the time got switched normal and worthy to be encourage.

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