The following photos come from a black and white era. While most of them have been seen before, adding color gives these images a whole new dimension.
Seeing old black and white photos makes it easy to forget that the people in them were not just characters penned in history, but real people. Seeing them in vibrant colors somehow makes these folks seem more real and relatable.
Just have a look and decide for yourself:
40mm Guns Firing Aboard the USS Hornet
W.H. Murphy and His Associate Demonstrating Their Bulletproof Vest, Oct. 13, 1923
President Lincoln Meets General McClellan, Antietam, Md., 1862
Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939
Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
Pilot William C. Hopson of the U.S. Mail Service in Winter Flying Clothing
Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy Outside the Oval Office, 1963
Hitler and His Propaganda Minister Goebbels, April 12, 1943
The Ever-Charismatic Che Guevara
Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
The Homeless Boy, London, 1945
Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939
It’s easy to forget these images were once black and white, but it appears that the world they were taken in was not so colorless after all.