What about adding colour to black-and-white photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries? The digital artists over at the ColorizedHistory subreddit use their eye for colour and reference information to emphasize the embroidery work in Buffalo Bill’s jacket, or the fiery disaster that was the Hindenburg, or the crisp blue uniform of a civil war powder monkey. See a few examples of Colourised History after the jump.
Move your mouse over each black-and-white image to see the colourised version. If you can’t see the fancy effects, the gallery at the bottom of the page shows the side-by-side photos.
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, 1889
Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
War is Hell, 1965
Powder Monkey, 1864
Jack Dempsey, 1920
Hans Christian Andersen, 1869
Nikola Tesla, 1893
Amelia Earhart, 1930
Dog Smoking Cigarette, 1923
Louis & Lucille Armstrong, 1961
For more colourised images, check out /r/ColorizedHistory.
[via Twisted Sifter]