Colorized photos bring history to life

Nov 8, 2013, 2:11 AM | Updated: 7:37 pm

When a lot of people take history courses, it feels as if the past is so far away, especially when you look at black-and-white photos.

But now a group on Reddit called Colorized History is making these old images come to life.

In a new thread, digital artists are breathing life (and color) into some of the most iconic and famous photos of all time that were originally shot in black-and-white.

According to TwistedSifter.com, the photos come from a variety of artists.

Some are really well done, a few have errors (Elizabeth Taylor had violet eyes, not green), while other artists are still learning. I went through and found a few of my favorites. Enjoy. After you do, be sure to go check out more on Reddit.

Small boy holding a toy after bombings in London, 1945. (Photo colored by HansLucifer) The Hidenburg burns, May 6, 1937. (Photo colored by Dana Keller) Japanese archers, 1860. (Photo colored by Jordan J. Lloyd) A view of Nashville from the capitol during the Civil War, 1864. (Photo colored by Sana Dullaway) An unemployed worker, 1939. (Photo colored by zuzahin) Audrey Hepburn. (Photo colored by Dana Keller) "Old Gold" country store, 1939. (Photo colored by Jordan J. Lloyd) Up-and-coming Nazi Joesph Goebbels stares at the camera, 1933. (Photo colored by zuzahin) A young boy in Baltimore, 1938. (Photo colored by Jordan J. Lloyd) British troops head to the front during World War II, Sept. 20, 1939. (Photo colored by BenAffleckIsAnOkActor) Poet Walt Whitman, 1887. (Photo colored by Dana Keller) Author Mark Twain, 1900. (Photo colored by zuzahin) A young Charlie Chaplin, 1916. (Photo colored by BenAffleckIsAnOkActor) Elizabeth Taylor, 1956. (Photo colored by malakon) Theodore Roosevelt, around 1898. (Photo colored by malakon) Albert Einstein, 1939. (Photo colored by Edvos)

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Colorized photos bring history to life