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Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Country store in Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939

When it comes to photography, the power of post-processing never seizes to amaze us. Up until the mid-twentieth century, color photography was still an extremely rare concept. To be able to see familiar, typically black and white photographs colorized is an amazing thing — which is why we’re loving this collection of images shared by Boredom Therapy.

They’ve showcased world famous, historical photos — like Winston Churchill’s 1941 portrait and the Hindenburg Blimp crash — with new life breathed into them. We’re in awe.

Do you have some great black and white, or color photos of your own? Check out our photo to canvas prints!

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while in between missions

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in ColorBrooklyn Bridge, N.Y., 1904

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Roy Campbell vs. Dick Hyland, Canada, 1913

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Charles Darwin, 1874

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Australian mugshot, New South Wales Police Dept., 1920s

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Henry Ford, 1919

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

British soldiers returning from the front, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Unemployed lumber worker and his wife, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Girls delivering ice, 1918

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Times Square, New York City, 1947

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Claude Monet, 1923

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Alfred Hitchcock, 1960s

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

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

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Robert, Edward, and John F. Kennedy, outside the Oval Office, 1963

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Cpl. Willian E. Thomas and Pfc. Joseph Jackson, Easter morning, 1945

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

A car crash, Washington, D.C., 1921

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Louis Armstrong playing for his wife, Cairo, Egypt, 1961

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Baltimore slums, 1938

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Union soldiers, 1863

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK, 1960

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Clint Eastwood, 1962

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General McClernand, Antietam, 1862

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Hindenburg Blimp crash, 1937

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

American poet Walt Whitman, 1868

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Burger joint worker, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

A farmer during the Great Dust Bowl, Oklahoma, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

View from the Capitol, Nashville, 1864

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart. He flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII, and one mission during the Vietnam War

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Sir Winston Churchill, 1941

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Local boys buying flowers, 1908

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Audrey Hepburn

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Samurai training, 1860

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963. This photo shows him being transported for questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

A Washington D.C. filling station, 1924

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Pablo Picasso, 1948

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Babe Ruth’s MLB debut, 1920

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Cornell Rowing Team, 1907

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Albert Einstein, Long Island Beach, 1939

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Marilyn Monroe

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. This photo was captured right after his retirement speech. He would die only two years after from ALS

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Red Hawk, Oglala Sioux Tribe, 1905

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest, 1923

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin, 1918

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Mark Twain, 1900

 

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Albert Einstein, 1921

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Madison Square Park, New York City, 1900

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

Black and White Historical Photos Beautifully Redone in Color

Louis Armstrong, 1946