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”

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”

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”

Heart-Wrenching Colorized Photos Depicting Child Labor in Early 20th Century America

Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine once said: “There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.” Lewis Wickes Hine was an American sociologist and photographer whose work was instrumental in changingContinue reading “Heart-Wrenching Colorized Photos Depicting Child Labor in Early 20th Century America”

Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century

Mesmerizing colorized photos show the most notorious female criminals in 1920s Australia, including the fearsome London born razor-gang leader Matilda Devine. These pictures are from a series of around 2,500 “special photographs” taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. They were mostly taken in the cells at the CentralContinue reading “Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century”

Earliest Portrait Photos Ever Taken Bring Americans From the 1840s to Life After Being Colorized

These amazing photographs were all taken in the 1840s using the daguerreotype which had just been invented. Images show various people from 1840s New York and bring to life how people looked and dressed in that era. They believed to have been taken by legendary early American photographer Matthew Brady, show a selection of 11Continue reading “Earliest Portrait Photos Ever Taken Bring Americans From the 1840s to Life After Being Colorized”