35 Remarkable Colorized Photos from History Will Astonish You

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It wasn't until the 1970s that color photography was commonplace, so our perceptions and visions of history are mostly in black and white.

What would those historical photos look like in color? Reddit has the answer.

/r/ColorizedHistory is a subreddit, "dedicated to high quality colorizations of historical black and white images, and discussions of a historical nature."

Here are 35 amazing colorized photos from history guaranteed to bring shock and awe!

35. Times Square in NYC, 1947

34. Artist Pablo Picasso, 1948

33. Samurai Training, 1860

32. Baltimore Grocery Store, 1938

31. Jersey Shore, 1905

30. Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1907

29. Brooklyn Bridge, 1904

28. Hindenburg Blimp Crash, 1937

27. Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, 1963

26. Poet Walt Whitman, 1868

25. Samurai, 1881

24. Union Soldiers, 1863

23. Actresses Sophia Loren & Jayne Mansfield, 1957

22. Helen Keller & Comedian Charlie Chaplin, 1918

21. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, 1933

20. Auschwitz Arrivals, 1944

19. Author Mark Twain, 1900

18. Nihang Bodyguard, 1865

17. Musician Louis Armstrong,1946

16. Dust Bowl Farmer, 1939

15. Claude Monet, 1923

10. Lou Gehrig Retirement Speech, 1939

9. Titanic Sinks, 1912

8. Civil War Sergeant in the 119th Colored Infantry, 1865

7. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

6. General Robert E. Lee, 1865

5. World War II Soldiers

4. Martin Luther King, Jr. & President John F. Kennedy, 1963

3. Marilyn Monroe USO Tour, 1954

2. Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

1. President Abraham Lincoln, 1862

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