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The Most Amazing Colorized Black and White Photos  

Ashley Reign
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Have you ever wished you could go back in time, just for a moment, in order to catch a glimpse of history beyond the confines of old black-and-white photographs? Wouldn’t it be wild if you came across an old color snapshot taken by your grandma that showed what life was like when she was growing up? Well, the good news is that modern technology may not be as far behind in that regard as you think.  Below, you’ll find a collection of colorized vintage photos that’ll blow your mind.

Recent developments have begun to allow talented photo artists to colorize historic black-and-white photographs, regardless of the fact that some of them are well over 100 years old. Here, you’ll find a stunning collection of colorized photos that will give you a look at history in a way you’ve never seen it before. You’ll get an incredibly vivid look at everything from full-color photos of the battle of Gettysburg, to a close-up peek at Walt Whitman’s piercing blue eyes. These colorized photos show life unfolding all across America from as early as the 1800s, all the way through the 20th century.

So if you’re ready to see why well-known figures like Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Taylor were always so famous for their stunning appearances, come on in and find out first hand. Not only will you find many familiar celebrities, but also everyday Americans who were photographed everywhere from the Baltimore slums to Central Park in the early 1900s. Without further ado, we give you these gorgeous colorized photos!
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Literary Legend, Mark Twain
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Sailor Reading to His Buddy in London, 1927
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Albert Einstein in 1921
Albert Einstein in 1921 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Amazing Colorized Black and White Photos
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Washington, D.C. Gas Station, 1924
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