52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past

52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past

Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like…and, boy, was it spectacular.

Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart

Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.

Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939

Photo taken right after his famous retirement speech. He would pass away just two years later from ALS.

Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

Oswald being transported to questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Hellen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1918

Madison Square Park New York City around 1900

British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939

Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932

Country store in July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina

Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939

W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923

Louis Armstrong practicing backstage in 1946

Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on horseback, 1905

An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in 1939

Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961

1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept

Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.

Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960

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

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

People standing in line Louisville, Kentucky 1939

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

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