These 15 Colorized Photos Bring History To Life Like Nothing Else

Using that brilliant piece of software called Photoshop, anyone can now colorize historical photographs to publish on the web, bringing us a reality of life in the past not so easily appreciated from just the monochrome images of yesteryear.

From striking photographs capturing famous world events and disasters – to images of everyday life in London during the war – these photos are endlessly fascinating.

A boy clutching a stuffed toy in 1945 London.

london during war colorized

Original Photograph by Toni Frissell. Colorized by Andreas Larsson.

Albert Einstein enjoying a Long Island summer in 1939.

albert einstein colorized

Colorized by Paul Edwards

A young boy in Baltimore in 1938.

baltimore boy colorized

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

A stunning snapshot of Audrey Hepburn.

audrey hepburn colorized

Colorized by Dana Keller

An unemployed lumber worker in 1939.

lumber workers colorized

Colorized by Mads Madsen

Japanese archers circa 1860.

Japanese archers colorized

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

The tragic Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

hidenburg colorized

Colorized by Dana Keller

These British troops on the first stage of their trip to the front lines in England, 1939.

british soldiers colorized

Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

A startling picture of Joseph Goebbels allegedly frowning at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish, 1933.

geobbels colorized

Colorized by Mads Madsen

An ‘Old Gold’ store in 1939.

old gold store colorized

Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd

A portrait of Walt Whitman in 1887.

walt whitman colorized

Colorized by Dana Keller

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

car crash colorized

Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

Mark Twain lounging circa 1900.

mark twain colorized

Colorized by Mads Madsen

Charlie Chaplin in 1916, at the beautiful age of 27.

charlie-chaplin colorized

Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

elizabeth tayler colorized

Original Photograph by Frank Worth Photo. Colorized by malakon

Via Colorized History on Reddit / Huffington Post