10 Black & White Photos From History Were Digitally Colored & The Results Are So Pleasing

Isn’t there a sense of amazement when you look at old monochromatic photographs? Simple yet truly gripping, black and white photographs carry a beautiful vintage essence with them. But, doesn’t it seem that we are missing out on something? Colors not only add vibrancy to an image but also infuse more depth to it. This is exactly why we have shortlisted some of the most iconic historical photographs along with their digital versions. Each of these digitally colored-historical photographs successfully brings life into the past. We are sure that each of these pictures will stun you just as much they did to us. Go ahead and take a look:

 

1. The Taj Mahal covered in bamboo.

Advertisement

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The lack of shadow suggests that its an overcast day at Taj Mahal thus, softening the pink cast of the marble.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY JORDAN LLOYD.

2. Renovations at the Stone Henge in 1920.

Advertisement

ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

Look at the color and the texture of the stones. Just perfect!

Advertisement

ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME.

3. During the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1888.

ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY

The original color of the Eiffel Tower during its construction was ‘Venetian Red’.

ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME.

4. The Tower Bridge captured in 1889 during its construction.

ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES.

The artist of this digital colored photograph took inspiration from contemporary paintings of that era and used it in coloring the ships and skiffs in the picture.

ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME.

5. Workers building the Statue of Liberty at a workshop.

ALBERT FERNIQUE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The overexposed highlights and less mid tone definition infuse a stylised look to this workshop.

ALBERT FERNIQUE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

6. A stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

Library of Congress

Look at the impeccable detailing in this colored portrait.

Reddit

7. Charlie Chaplin attends the premiere of his film with Albert Einstein.

via

Such mesmerizing detailing of this glorious day.

Reddit

8. Young Princess Diana with her cute guinea pig.

via

The innocence of little princess Diana is incredibly captured in this colored photograph.

Reddit

9. The gorgeous Antartica, 1911.

via

Truly magnificent work.

Reddit

10. Albert Einstein & Cord Meyer in 1948.

Reddit

This artist should just take a bow.

Reddit

 

SHARE

Advertisement