Photography

Past made present in these colourised photos from history

We delighted to bring you a new wave of instalments in the rising trend of colourisation, the art of bringing historical photos into the modern day by applying the realistic colours that were leached out by the black and white photographic processes of yesteryear.

Moments in history from as far back as the 1800’s are being brought to life by the careful attention of artists like Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller, and Sanna Dullaway. We couldn’t be more grateful, it’s a real pleasure to see these gems from our collective past as if they were taken yesterday.

For more colourised photos from history click here.

Via The Mind Unleashed

Walt Whitman 1887
Walt Whitman 1887
Washington D.C. 1921
Washington D.C. 1921
Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation 1963
Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation 1963
London 1945
London 1945
Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer 1933
Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer 1933
Japanese Archers c1860
Japanese Archers c1860
Elizabeth Taylor 1956
Elizabeth Taylor 1956
Hindenburgh Disaster 1937
Hindenburgh Disaster 1937
British Troops bound for the front 1939
British Troops bound for the front 1939
Charlie Chaplin 1916
Charlie Chaplin 1916
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium 1953
Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium 1953
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Baltimore Slums 1938
Baltimore Slums 1938
Anne Frank 1942
Anne Frank 1942
Albert Einstein in Long Island 1939
Albert Einstein in Long Island 1939

About the author

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.