56 Amazing Colorized Photos From the Past

The ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence (AI) image colorization were recently brought to public attention when several historical images were altered using digital algorithms. Irish artist Matt Loughrey digitally colorized and added smiles to photos of tortured prisoners from Security Prison 21 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which was used by the Khmer Rouge from 1975Continue reading “56 Amazing Colorized Photos From the Past”

29 Wonderful Colorized Photos of Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, The Tramp, and is considered one of the most important figures in the history ofContinue reading “29 Wonderful Colorized Photos of Charlie Chaplin”

23 Stunning Colorized Victorian Era Portraits

The series of stunning photographs show a young couple dressed in opulent clothing, teenage girls with their hair in ringlets and children all with a solemn look on their faces. Other breathtaking shots show a heavily bearded man and a young man casually leaning for his photo opportunity. The images were expertly colorized by FrenchContinue reading “23 Stunning Colorized Victorian Era Portraits”

The Civil War in Color: 28 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The Civil War comes alive as never before in this extraordinary collection of colorized photographs from the era. Not only does it feature portraits of famous leaders and ordinary soldiers but also vignettes of American life during the conflict: scenes from urban and plantation life; destroyed cities; contested battlefields. Here, TIME commissioned Sanna Dullaway, aContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 28 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

45 Amazing Colorized Vintage Photos of the Life in America during the 1940s

These incredibly amazing photos were colorized by photographer Marie-Lou Chatel. “I’ve always been fascinated with the work of the great photographers of the 20th century. Yet, when I look at their photos, I wonder what they saw in color while taking the photograph.” (Restored and colorized by Marie-Lou Chatel)

16 Colorized Portraits Photos of Celebrities From the 19th Century

Up until the 1950s and 1960s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Colorized photos of French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt and English actress Ellen Terry in the 1860s Today’s technology now enables us to colorize historical photos,Continue reading “16 Colorized Portraits Photos of Celebrities From the 19th Century”

57 Colorized Postcards of Edwardian Actress Gladys Cooper From the Early 20th Century

Dame Gladys Constance Cooper, DBE (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971) was an English actress, theatrical manager and producer, whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films, and on television. As a teenager in Edwardian musical comedy and pantomime, she starred in dramatic roles and silent films before the First World War. SheContinue reading “57 Colorized Postcards of Edwardian Actress Gladys Cooper From the Early 20th Century”