Sunday Reader: Realistically Colorized Historical Photos

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A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today.

The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today. Historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color carefully planned and applied by artists like Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller, and Sanna Dullaway.

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London, 1945 (Photo credit: valdigtmycketfarg)

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

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

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Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

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Anne Frank, 1942 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Abraham Lincoln, 1865 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Louisville, Kentucky, 1937 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Washington D. C., 1921 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Baltimore Slums, 1938 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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Baltimore Slums, 1938 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Japanese Archers, circa 1860 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939

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Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Theodore Roosevelt (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

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Charlie Chaplin, 1916

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Nicola Tesla

Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation (Thank you Steven Vaught, Western Michigan University) (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation (Thank you Steven Vaught, Western Michigan University) (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

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Mark Twain, circa 1900

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Walt Whitman, 1887 (Photo credit: Dana Keller)

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Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Old Gold Country store, 1939 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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Charles Darwin, 1874 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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