A new photo editing trend brings images dating as far back as the 1800s to brilliant life. Something about seeing historical figures, real life Rosie the Riveters, and everyday human beings in living color brings a whole new light to our past– literally. Let’s talk about how Abraham Lincoln, even in color, still kinda seems unreal. Also, is that an unemployed lumberjack and his wife, or a couple of hipsters camping out at burning man? Me thinks history repeats itself.  Enjoy!

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London, 1945

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Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

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Japanese Archers, circa 1860 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939

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Audrey Hepburn

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Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939 (Photo credit: Paul Edwards)

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Baltimore Slums, 1938 (Colorized by Jordan J Lloyd)

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Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

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British Troops Board Their Train for the Front, 1939

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Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Walt Whitman, 1887

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Mark Twain, circa 1900

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Charlie Chaplin, 1916

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Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

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Washington D. C., 1921 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Charles Darwin, 1874 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Abraham Lincoln, 1865 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Theodore Roosevelt (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Louisville, Kentucky, 1937 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Anne Frank, 1942 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Nicola Tesla

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Operation: Crossroads Atomic Detonation (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway)

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Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

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Samurai

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

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Women Building War Planes, circa 1940

Source: My Modern Met | The Mind Unleashed

 

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