The past in color


Do you find looking at old photographs fascinating? It gives us just a taste of times past, doesn't it? Enough to elicit our sense of wonder: what was life really like back then? But if we're talking about any time prior to the 1970s, there's a good likelihood we're talking about black and white photographs. So you can never quite imagine what it all looked like in person.

With the advent of colorizing, that's all changed. Do these colorized versions of old photos make them more real for you? Or do you prefer the originals?

1. Postal workers with their autoped scooters, Washington, D.C., 1917

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Reddit

2. The Summer Olympics, Helsinki , 1952

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3. An English boy in 1945 after a  bombing raid in London. The headless stuffed toy was the only thing he could save.

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Imgur/CravenMobile

4. The so-called ''Baker Bomb.'' Chemist Glenn T. Seabord called it ''the first nuclear disaster in the world.''

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5. Dorothy Counts, one of the first black students to attend a white school on her first day in 1957. In the background, the boys are teasing her. Her parents pulled her  out of the school after four  days  of relentless bullying.



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