Artists Bring 100-Year-Old Photographs to Life With Stunning Colorization


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colorized historical photos

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Photography with a camera dates back over 200 years to approximately 1816 when Nicéphore Niépce created the first partially successful image. To date, the earliest known surviving photograph dates to 1826 or 1827. Now, photography has progressed to the point where nearly every person who ones a phone holds a camera in their pocket. Along with advanced photographic technology, photo-enhancing tools have advanced to the point where sometimes it becomes difficult and near-impossible to tell if an image has been altered.

While this collection of images isn’t altering the content of the photos, these artists have taken it upon themselves to bring history to stunning life by coloring classic black & white photos to show what the images might have looked like if they were taken today. Images dating back to World War 1 and 2, the Women’s suffrage movement, and even the Lincoln assassination are presented in beautiful color. Which colorized historical photos will be your favorite?