20 Colorized Pictures From The Past That Will Blow You Away

Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.

Take a trip back in time through these photos below. It’s quite incredible to see Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein in living color.

1. Pablo Picasso

2. Times Square Avenue 1947, New York

3. Samurai Training, 1860

4. Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939

5. Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918

6. Winston Churchill, 1941

7. Union Soldiers taking a break 1863.

8. American Poet Walt Whitman, 1868.

9. Charles Darwin

10. Charlie Chaplin at 27 years old in 1916.

11. View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864

12. Henry Ford, 1919.

13. A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921

14. President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862

15. Baltimore Slums, 1938

16. Claude Monet in 1923.

17. Girls delivering ice, 1918.

18. Madison Square Park New York City around 1900.

19. Marilyn Monroe.

20. W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923.

Source: Reddit.

Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we’ve never even seen. It literally changes our perspective of history.

Share these amazing photos with others. They’re incredible.