23 Wonderful Color Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

As a filmmaker, Paul Ratner is drawn to images. His first love of film came from old black and white movies by world cinema auteurs like the jarring works of Bergman, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Lang, Dreyer, Ozu and other great masters. “For a while in college, it felt almost like cheating to watch a film madeContinue reading “23 Wonderful Color Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

41 Amazing Colorized Pictures Showing Life in Japan During the 19th Century

Felice Beato (1832-1909) was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato’s travels gave him theContinue reading “41 Amazing Colorized Pictures Showing Life in Japan During the 19th Century”

39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1

From August 1914 to early 1917, the French Army shouldered much of the the fighting on the Western Front – and with astonishing endurance. In one two-week period – August 16-31, 1914 – they suffered 210,993 casualties. By comparison, British casualties numbered 164,709 in the opening month – July 1916 – of the Somme offensive.Continue reading “39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1”

The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865; also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union,[e] or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of the warContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

Comparison Then and Now Photos of a Street in Germany During WWII vs. Today

Two amazing photos. The first is allied forces pushing through the town of Oberdorla, Germany, during World War II in 1945. The second is the same street captured 71 years later in 2016. This is a nice colorized reproduction of an original WWII photograph. Not only it brings much more detail to black and whiteContinue reading “Comparison Then and Now Photos of a Street in Germany During WWII vs. Today”

Amazing Colorized Images of the Automobile and Motorcycle From the Early Years of Motoring History

Vivid colorized images have revealed the evolution of the automobile and motorcycle throughout history. The re-imagined pictures show the first woman to obtain a motorcycle license in Washington DC in 1937, a Maxwell car in 1916 and the first official Austrian Formula 1 mechanic in his custom-made motor. Other shots also show an Alfa RomeoContinue reading “Amazing Colorized Images of the Automobile and Motorcycle From the Early Years of Motoring History”

13 Amazing Colorized Photos of Refugees During World War II

Refugees crossed these same passageways 70 years ago. But they were not Syrians and they traveled in the opposite direction. At the height of World War II, the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) operated camps in Syria, Egypt and Palestine where tens of thousands of people from across Europe sought refuge. MERRA wasContinue reading “13 Amazing Colorized Photos of Refugees During World War II”

12 Beautiful Colorized Photos of Beauty Queens of the 1920s

These stunning images of 1920s beauty queens reveal how ideas of beauty have changed – and how they haven’t – in the last 100 years. The photographs were colorized by Irish artist Matt Loughrey of My Colorful Past.“I think they deserved to be seen in colour as they were. A lot of these photographs wereContinue reading “12 Beautiful Colorized Photos of Beauty Queens of the 1920s”

How Society Treated Children From Poor Backgrounds During the Victorian Era

For petty crimes such as stealing daily necessities such as food and clothing, they have faced hard labor and jail. And these haunting photographs show the stern and haggard faces of Victorian criminal children who were sentenced to tough punishments in the 1870s, with many looking remarkably older than their actual ages. The children inContinue reading “How Society Treated Children From Poor Backgrounds During the Victorian Era”