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Colourised History

Reddit is home to a great many areas of interests. Want to see animals without necks? Here to you go. Have a hankering for cute guys with cuddly animals? Lady Boners Gone Cuddly has you covered.

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]

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