Here are 35 colorized photos that will completely change how you see history

When you add color to historical black and white photographs, history comes to life in a simple yet astounding way.


1. A mugshot from the South Wales Police Department, 1920s. color 24
2. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield color 25
3. The Kennedy brothers outside the Oval Office. color 26
4. View of the Nashville skyline, 1864. color 28
5. Youth smoking a cigarette in the Baltimore slums, 1938. color 29
6. Henry Ford, 1919. color 30
7. Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut, 1942. color 31
8. Unemployed lumber worker and his wife, 1939. color 32
9. Alfred Hitchcock. color 33
10. Car crash in Washington D.C., 1920s. color 34
11. World’s Highest Standard of Living – A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937. color 35
12. President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862. color 36
13. Claude Monet, 1923. color 1
14. Jimmy Stewart. color 2
15. Pablo Picasso. color 3
16. Times Square, 1947color 4
17. Lee Harvey Oswald being taken in for questioning, 1963. color 5
18. Hellen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin, 1918. color 6
19. Ice delivery girls, 1918. color 7
20. Albert Einstein, 1921. color 8
21. Marilyn Monroe. color 9
22. Samurai perfecting their archery skills, 1860. color 10
23. American poet, Walt Whitman, 1868. color 11
24. British soldiers returning from war, 1939. color 12
25. Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932. color 13
26. Mark Twain, 1900. color 14
27. Charles Darwin. color 15
28. Soldiers on Easter Sunday during World War II, 1942. color 16
29. Clint Eastwood, 1962. color 17
30. Elizabeth Taylor, 1956. color 18
31. Louis Armstrong practicing backstage, 1946. color 19
32. Babe Ruth, July 11, 1914. color 20
33. Filling station in Washington D.C., 1924. color 21
34. Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt, 1961. color 22
35. The Brooklyn Bridge, 1904. color 23

h/t: Distractify

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  1. Mel Phistopheles

    October 8, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Pretty cool, except for one GLARING error. Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes are violet, not green.

  2. Tom Lawrence

    October 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I very much doubt that is Babe Ruth in 1914. He appears far too old, plus it looks like he is wearing the pinstripes of the Yankees, a team he joined in 1920.

  3. Gale Pomeroy

    October 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Although the deep blue eyes of some people such as Elizabeth Taylor can appear violet at certain times, “true” violet-colored eyes occur only due to albinism.[67]

  4. Gale Pomeroy

    October 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Mel Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes were blue, not violet. Violet eyes can appear in pictures due to lighting.

  5. jake

    October 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    What war did the British soldiers returned from in 1939?

  6. Jens-Ole Hedman

    October 10, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Intressant men på vilket sätt skulle de förändra synen på det förgångna?

  7. john

    October 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    British soldiers returning from war…no.
    Maybe the Babe Ruth pic is his debut with the Yankees 1920, not 1914.

  8. justsomeguy

    October 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  9. J. E. Hissrich

    October 22, 2014 at 3:07 am

    That is definitely not Ruth’s Major League debut. The Boston Red Sox did not wear Yankees uniforms.

  10. B-Roc Dolan

    October 22, 2014 at 3:13 am

    The Red Sox uniforms had 4 uniforms in each season from 1912 to 1918. Two road uniforms one with pinstripes and two home uniforms, one with pinstripes. In 1918 they went to just two uniforms. Home and Away, the away uniform had pinstripes.


  11. JD

    October 22, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I thought Ruth looked old there, but the Sox unis did have pinstripes. And he looked old, even when playing for Boston. Google some other pics of him.

  12. c.h.

    October 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Who are y’all? Just enjoy the damn pictures.

  13. Sarah

    October 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Albinism? I think you mean distichiasis, which Taylor had…there is no excuse for naming the wrong genetic mutation when a 4 year old could Google it.

  14. Josh

    October 29, 2014 at 7:58 am

    That’s some good color work, stayed in the lines and everything. I failed preschool because I couldn’t scribble.

  15. Mark Moss

    January 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Mark Twain’s shoes are badass….where can I get a pair of those?

  16. Tom Quinn

    January 11, 2015 at 4:04 am

    The US was not yet at war in Europe at Easter 1942. First US troops landed in North Africa in November, then moved to Sicily, Italy. France was not invaded until June 1944. Black troops fought in Italy and thereafter.

  17. Thomas Quinn (@tomquinninmaine)

    January 11, 2015 at 4:14 am

    I met Elizabeth Taylor once. Her eyes were definitely violet. And science confirms that such was possible.

  18. Thomas Quinn (@tomquinninmaine)

    January 11, 2015 at 4:19 am

    That photo of African American troops is not Easter 1942. The first US troops did not land in Europe until 1943. First US troops in North Africa in November 1942, then pushed on to Sicily and Italy in 1943. D-Day not until June 1944.

  19. Cranky_Yankee

    January 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    And yet no one noticed that Major General McClellan’s (NOT McClernand) name is misspelled.

    @c.h.-the point of the positing of the pictures was that by colorizing them, they (have the potential to) change how we view history. Inaccuracies and misspellings are NOT acceptable. Period.

  20. Helen Kiljoy York

    January 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I grew up watching b&w television.You knew the world was in color but could be seen without it. As an artist i learned to render the real into drawings and paintings by remaining true to the VALUES, the lights and darks, while the hue could be altered. Maybe all of that is why I found these colorized photos very boring, not at all perception altering.

  21. lynn

    January 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    So the pic is from… ?

  22. Scotty

    January 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Haters and complainers, such is our world, sad.

  23. lynn

    January 12, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    I feel the same way. Awful lot of whiners with nothing positive to say. But there’ll always be those who’d watch a stunning sunset and say, “I don’t like squinting.”

  24. April

    January 12, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Sarah, you should listen to your own advice. She did have distichiasis…..it’s a double row of eyelashes. GTS!

  25. mike cuthbert

    January 12, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    WW II began Sept.1 for the Brits and others

  26. noisycrow

    January 13, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I noticed that IMMEDIATELY! Famous for ’em.

  27. KevinD

    January 13, 2015 at 12:28 am

    It is McClernand, not McClellan. McClellan did not have a beard; McClernand did.

  28. Ron McDonald

    January 13, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I thought the same thing when I read that. Japan didn’t declare war against Britain until 1941,Norway and France were invaded in 1940, Battle of Britain was 1940 on. They couldn’t be “returning” from anything as they were not present for the invasion of Poland.

  29. Joel Micah Harris

    January 13, 2015 at 12:39 am

    YES! Best comment so far.

  30. Sarah

    January 13, 2015 at 12:45 am


  31. woodygg

    January 13, 2015 at 1:41 am

    wow… stick up the bt?

  32. James

    January 13, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Oh Sarah, You’re so brilliant. If only I had met you first.

  33. kblakecash

    January 13, 2015 at 1:49 am

    What seemed odd is the colorization has a uniformity. Images from different eras show their age by their media. This montage makes it appear all these things happened at the same time.

  34. kblakecash

    January 13, 2015 at 1:51 am

    bummed there isn’t a “like” button ;~)

  35. JB

    January 13, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Everybody knows everything, sheesh. I guess I’m the only one that enjoyed the presentation and the connection you feel to these people when they look like they would’ve looked if you met them in real life. Some of my favorite people are in this gallery and I appreciate the opportunity to view them this way. Even if there’s an error here and there.

  36. John-Christopher Ward

    January 13, 2015 at 2:05 am

    I knew there was something wrong with that phot!

  37. I am the Batman

    January 13, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Good for you. Goooooood for youuuuuuuuu.

  38. Kimberley Jackson

    January 13, 2015 at 3:15 am

    These are incredible. Suddenly history looks so alive and not at all as removed as we always perceive it to be.
    I especially love Nr. 4 and the Brooklyn Bridge picture. How different those cities looked back then.
    These artists did an incredible job!

  39. raevynskyye

    January 13, 2015 at 4:26 am

    The United States declared war on Japan in December 1941. Germany responded (though I don’t know the exact month) not long after. Also, Americans were volunteering to join the Canadian and British armies for years before the United States joined the war.

  40. Marc Brenner

    January 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    These do not change a thing about how I see history. They only change how we see these images. In my opinion they seem less real. They seem like anachronisms, like seeing a misplaced modern item accidentally left in a movie set in the past. I will admit they are well done and nice to look at, but a little misleading,

  41. Maria Smallow

    January 13, 2015 at 4:45 am

    They could well have been returning from the front in the middle (actually the beginning) of WW II. Bob.

  42. Craig Dehning

    January 13, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Hitler invaded Poland in 1939 and France and England declared war on Germany in September 1939.

  43. Aleighn

    January 13, 2015 at 5:25 am

    I can’t stop looking at Jimmy Stewart’s photo … He is so attractive in this picture. Of course all the photos of the women are beautiful, but I always knew they were attractive. I just never thought Jimmy Stewart was, wow!

  44. jkastner

    January 13, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Distichiasis: A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid. The mutation affects dogs and humans. Distichiae usually exit from the duct of the meibomian gland at the eyelid margin.

    Albinism: the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair

  45. kstnw

    January 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

    #25 is actually from Grand Hotel

  46. Marcia Ordos

    January 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Well ‘Cranky,’ Your Points are excellent. You “get them,” the main points – that is!!

  47. Ceceilia's

    January 13, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Your snark in your reply was unnecessarily rude. Sheesh.

  48. Ceceilia's

    January 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I’m an artist too, a painter with a bent for color, light and darks, that grew up with a B&W zenith, but can still appreciate that the colored photos enhance the feeling that these people were really real and not just some old pictures.

  49. John Cross

    January 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Good question. If it is 1939 these have to be members of the BEF going to France.

  50. John Cross

    January 13, 2015 at 8:41 am

    The only one that might change my view is that of Jayne Mansfield. WOW!

  51. bel

    January 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Most of these are in our history books…you should all be museum curators since you’re such experts! These are beautiful. I love Einstein and Clemens photo.

  52. D

    January 13, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I’m afraid the yankees win, Here’s a link to the source of that image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Babe_Ruth_circa_1920.jpg

  53. John Tramble

    January 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Oh, now, a 4 year old could NOT Google “distichiasis”… now stop being a grump and HUSH… LOL!!

  54. Einsteinator

    January 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    #20 Einstein is not at all accurate. Einstein was born in 1879. In 1921 he would have been 42. He died an old man at age 76, the Einstein we all know and love. ‘Nuff said.

  55. Sheldon Bennett

    January 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    #33 is actually a car on a chassis dyno, the gas station is in the background. Still a cool shot!

  56. steph

    January 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Look at number 8. The unemployed lumber worker and wife. They look like models! They are both very nice looking! Amazing how color changes our perspective.

  57. Colleen

    January 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Experienced photographers compose their B&W images differently than they would if shooting in color…photos typically lose thier origiinal focus, if not their visual impact when manipulated into color images, and in my opinion, these are no exception – most especially 9, of Hitchcock. The colorized version of this doesn’t have a fraction of the impact of the original B&W

  58. Greg

    January 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    But the caption on the Lincoln picture is correct. That is not McClellan. It is Major General John A. McClernand.
    Little Mac didn’t have a beard, he had a mustache.

  59. Jojo Gunne

    January 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    The only one (in my estimation) that was improved by adding color was Monet’s paintings.

  60. Michelle Burton Stelmaszek

    January 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I now have crush on Jimmy Stewart. He was beautiful! 🙂

  61. carstubbs59

    January 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Totally agree!

  62. Emily

    January 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Some of the colorized photos were a revelation. However, I found the colors in other photos to be a distraction, actually taking away the impact of the photo. Especially #11. The depression is more stark in b/w. The colors in that photo made the ad stand out, and the people in line, are foreground noise. Takes the power away from the photo.

  63. Kevin Martin

    January 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Because they actually got that one right, for all the year errors.


  64. Sunshine Shaun (@ShaunSunshine)

    January 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    excessively rude. There is no excuse for poor manners.

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  66. Zane Rankin

    January 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Nice catch

  67. LD

    January 13, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Distichiasis refers to having a double row of eye lashes. Taylor had it, but that would hardly account for her eye color. As for her eyes being violet, she had the real deal. visit: http://www.livescience.com/33149-did-elizabeth-taylor-really-have-violet-eyes.html for more details.

  68. Anne M. McCarthy

    January 14, 2015 at 12:45 am

    was it really necessary to be so rude

  69. Paris

    January 14, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Distichiasis is double eyelashes. Gale is talking about her eye pigment. That has nothing to do with double eyelashes.

  70. Sally G

    January 14, 2015 at 1:11 am

    An interesting exercise, but does not really change my perceptions much, if at all. The inaccuracies make it clear that these are interpretations from artists, who may or may not have the right data to get colors correct.

  71. Darren

    January 14, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Distichiasis has nothing to do with eye color. It’s a term that refers to the abnormal growth of LASHES from the orifices of the meibomian glands on the posterior lamella of the tarsal plate. If a four-year-old can Google that, then what’s YOUR excuse? 😉

  72. Darren

    January 14, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Distichiasis has nothing to do with eye color. It’s the abnormal growth of LASHES from the orifices of the meibomian glands on the posterior lamella of the tarsal plate. If a four-year-old can Google it, then what is YOUR excuse? 😉

  73. Ronnie

    January 14, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I thought the photos looked great, it does change the look so much in color, but most of the people talking about this whole thing have to put in their worthless 2 cents on what the year is or where they were!

  74. Teddy Alfrey

    January 14, 2015 at 3:03 am

    These colorized photos were fun and I really enjoyed them; however, “completely change how you see history” is a totally ridiculous claim and this kind of hyperbole spoils the experience. Possibly, it was arrived at by a 13 year old.

  75. Eh...

    January 14, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Distichiasis refers to double eyelids not eye color. It is when extra eyelashes form in unusual places on the eyelid. It affects dogs and humans.

  76. Jeff Bunnell

    January 14, 2015 at 4:28 am

    I saw that too.. Was only 19 when he broke in with the Red Sox. That’s not a 19 yr old in that photo.

  77. Kenny

    January 14, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Elizabeth Taylor wore contacts. No one has violet eyes. Not even Elizabeth Taylor.

  78. Todd Fluhr

    January 14, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Sophia Loren is like, “if this bitch doesn’t get her boobs outta my face….”

  79. Matt Keil

    January 14, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Color contacts were introduced in 1983. Taylor’s eyes were legitimately violet colored, and violet is a real, albeit extremely rare, eye color. She often wore makeup and clothing colors that enhanced her eye color, but she did not wear color contacts.

  80. VCollins (@valjocollins)

    January 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Google pretty much busts the myth that her eyes were violet. Now you can see thousaneds of photos of ET, from young to old, and see that her eyes were actually blue-green.

  81. Joe R.

    January 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    What book is that pilot reading??!

  82. Balls

    January 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    The photos did nothing for me either. Certainly they did not change the way I look at history.

  83. Sara

    January 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Finally a.comment that is good…thank you…

  84. Dack Guzzlewetch

    January 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Wrong. you can look up any picture of her now, you’ll see she has blue eyes.

  85. cole

    January 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I agree the pictures are beautiful I don’t need all the facts in the captions…the samurai pic is the one that blew me away

  86. Nelson

    January 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Who said these guys were Americans?

  87. pacmansg

    January 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Like button

  88. mommyof6

    January 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I did enjoy seeing the colorized pictures whether they are correctly time stamped, someones eyes are the right or wrong color or not, or whatever. The point was the photos are being SHOWN in COLOR. Clearly entire point of social media these days is to bicker about things that are not important to anyone. Enjoy your arguing and I hope everyone enjoys their prize money once the winner is declared.

  89. mommyof6

    January 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I agree with this comment. I was unintentionally captivated by the ad. I did see the people but my emotions were all over the place. It was not as impactful as the b&w photo.

  90. Drea

    January 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

  91. Russell

    January 15, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I really like these, and I wish there were more. Did it “completely change how [I] see history”? I’m a history major as it is, I already see it different from most, and even at that, I have a weird bead on things. What these do, however, is remove the distance we feel when we see a photo from a hundred years ago. Many of these pictures are of people we have virtually no association with because the only images we’ve seen of them were black and white, from primitive cameras, and it may as well have been taken by Martians or ancient Egyptians. But when colorized–and a good job at that, I feared “colorization” was going to be like it was in the early 90’s when Ted Turner was colorizing classic movies, lots of pastels that just looked off–these people are more relatable. They may as well have been uploaded to Facebook by your uncle last week. That makes people like Babe Ruth and Charlie Chaplin and Charles Darwin a little less iconic and a little more human.

  92. Russell

    January 15, 2015 at 12:35 am

    BTW, my favorite was Charlie Chaplin with Helen Keller.

  93. Steve Kearns

    January 15, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Yeah wasn’t that just horrible…

  94. Steve Kearns

    January 15, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Boy I’m sure glad you caught that sarah…you really saved the day

  95. the revolution begins at home

    January 15, 2015 at 3:51 am

    She did not have violet eyes. She had blue eyes that appeared violet in certain lighting. She herself even admits this. If you where to look at her passport her eyes would be listen blue, not violet/purple. Use your heads people, violet eyes are not real.

  96. martinclear

    January 15, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Number 1 is wrong too. It’s not the South Wales Police Department, it’s the New South Wales Police Department … in Australia, not Britain. Reference:


  97. Jim Stephens

    January 16, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Sophia Loren & Jane Mansfield two beautiful women. Jane was the bomb by far though. She would have gone so far if she wouldn’t have gotten killed in that car accident. Big loss for us.

  98. Albert Herring

    January 16, 2015 at 5:45 am

    1944 in Italy or more likely from the pine forest setting, Germany 1945

  99. Albert Herring

    January 16, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Greenmantle by John Buchan.

  100. Tuesday

    January 16, 2015 at 7:55 am

    On wikipedia it states elizabeth taylor had dark blue eyes which would look violet in light…

  101. Maggie

    January 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Very cool … but where are the actual photo credits?

  102. Will Smith

    January 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I think that ought to be 1919. Those helmets…

  103. marble06

    January 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    The colourizing makes the pictures appear to be too recent, like taking a b&w picture now, and colourizing it to make it look older. It changes the apparant age of the photo. Because, while looking at the images, in the back of our minds, we know when colour started, and know this couldn’t be. I don’t really think this does anything for the pictures.

  104. Alan Ward

    January 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    These pictures are fantastic. Colorization has come a long way in terms of picture clarity and color fidelity. I can see a day will come when you won’t be able to distinguish between a modern photograph and one from any time period. Well done.

  105. Sonja Ilic Miljkovic

    January 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    There is no need for everything to be positive all the time. I’m more upset with you all going “Say something positive gooosh” than people who question, and criticize. Why not discuss whether or not Taylor had violet eyes? As far as I am concerned, if I was to watch a stunning sunset, I’d just shut the hell up and watch if it’s so beautiful. But if my eyes hurt, I’m gonna say so, and I don’t see what the big deal is.

  106. Steve

    January 22, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Yeah, good pick up Jake, Britain declared war on 3 September 1939. Perhaps a typo? (Just don’t mention Elizabeth Talyors eye colour!!!)

  107. Steve

    January 22, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Germany successfully invaded France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940. German troops marched into Paris June 14 1940. France’s Maginot Line failed to hold back the Nazi’s. It took six weeks.

  108. Mr. B

    January 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Where are the credits for those who made those pictures? Disgraceful considering that the person who is altering someone else work is making money on that and even if that would be for just a fun than she still have too credit the photographers!!!!

  109. Stewart

    January 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    The photo is a well known one and shows soldiers returning from the Dunkirk evacuation (“operation Dynamo”) in 1940.

  110. Stewart

    January 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    These are members of the BEF returning from the Dunkirk evacuation (“operation Dynamo”) of 1940.

  111. James L

    January 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Yes she legitimately had violet eyes but in a lot of older photos that are in color they appeared green so the artist may have done it on purpose… but who knows.

  112. yarpyarp

    January 29, 2015 at 2:45 am

    she was wearing contacts that day

  113. Tam

    February 10, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Absolutely! What a sensuous mouth!

  114. Mike R.

    February 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Good stuff, but couldn’t be Babe Ruth’s MLB debut, since he came up with the Red Sox. He’s wearing pinstripes in the photo. Had to be post 1918 when he was sold to the Yankees.

  115. EJ

    February 11, 2015 at 5:02 am

    everyone’s talking about ET’s eye color but look closely at the picture, i think it looks like leslie caron, rather than elizabeth.

  116. kpo

    February 11, 2015 at 5:03 am

    There was a triptych of Monet’s work at Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City and the story card on the wall beside it brought tears yo my eyes.

  117. kpo

    February 11, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Lol Teddy

  118. Tony L

    February 11, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Very interesting pictures. I like them, but they do lessen the impact of many of the pictures. Color states; black and white suggests. I’m reminded of Orson Welles’ comment about Ted Turner wanting to colorize Citizen Kane: ”Don’t let Ted Turner deface my movie with his crayons.”

  119. Hungryeye

    February 13, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    And is that Sammy Davis Jr. With a Pall Mall touching Sofia’s hair?

  120. Ramtha

    May 12, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Why can’t anyone check pic labels for accuracy before posting?

  121. Gene Moser

    May 12, 2015 at 2:12 am

    #28 – I don’t think so. This is a towed 155 howitzer of a segregated black battalion in the ETO. Not Easter 1942.

  122. kenjimoto

    May 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

    No comma needed before Walt’s name, in “23. American poet, Walt Whitman, 1868.”

  123. Marc Espinoza

    May 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, I’ll never see history the same way again now that I’ve seen a colorized photograph of Henry Ford.

  124. Barry Kilgo Edington

    May 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Jayne Mansfield!

  125. Fred

    May 17, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Number 16 has the wrong date.

  126. dana

    May 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    The young boy in the photo from Baltimore…all I kept thinking is that now people pay good, hard-earned money for pants with pre-made, machine-made holes. Crazy.

  127. Ariel

    May 18, 2015 at 12:08 am

    How about providing links for the artists websites? Dana Keller is a friend of mine and works too hard for websites to just snatch his photos and give him minimal credit.

  128. Melissa Decker

    May 18, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Look at Jimmy Stuart, gangsta af. Ha.

  129. Matthew Barela

    May 18, 2015 at 2:15 am

    #32 Babe Ruth in 1914 he played for the Biston Red Sox. The pin stripes would be red not Yankee blue

  130. Matthew Barela

    May 18, 2015 at 2:16 am


  131. Amanda Pike

    May 18, 2015 at 4:30 am

    As shallow as it seems there are people who can’t imagine the world being different until it looks like their world, at least with the right color.

  132. geezenslaw

    May 18, 2015 at 4:50 am

    She left out Heddy Lamar.

  133. Tom Mccreesh

    May 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I understand. It may be nit picking, but? Is it just me, or is Babe Ruth the oldest looking 19-20 year old in the history of mankind? Not to mention those NY Yankee pinstripes.

  134. Jaye M X Dubious

    May 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    #30 is off because Elizabeth Taylor is famous for her “Violet Eyes”! This photo has bright green eyes, that isn’t even close to her natural color. Just an observation.

  135. Lemelia Johnson Bonner

    May 19, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Colorized Walt Whitman looks even more in need of a bath.

  136. michael

    May 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    British soldiers returning from war in 1939? Don’t think so…

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  138. Jonathan Lane

    May 21, 2015 at 7:39 am

    He’s sitting down waiting for the AA to recover him!

  139. jazzylemon

    May 25, 2015 at 9:01 am

    This is a lot of work, when i first saw this I decided to try one https://www.flickr.com/photos/jazzylemon/9545918795/in/photostream/

  140. RL

    June 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

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