Historical photos realistically colourized

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The past becomes very real in these colourized historical photos. Re-worked by Dana Keller, it’s amazing to see the destruction of the a-bomb and WWII soldiers going off to fight in colour. Keller coloured photos by request through Reddit and his Facebook page now has 25,000+ fans.

“I think there is an element of detachment that we have from historic black and white images, as if they are only shadows from a time too long ago for any of us to remember or relate to. With our modern eyes, we are somehow disconnected from the real and vibrant world those photos are actually portraying.

By taking the time to add color to these images of history, the viewer is brought a little closer to the reality in which they were taken.”

Check them all out here.

Testing the Hydrogen Bomb

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Nicola Tesla

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Kissing the War Goodbye, 1945

 

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 Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953

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Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, 1963

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Charles Darwin, 1874

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Old Gold Country store, 1939

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Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956 film)

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Charlie Chaplin, 1916

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Mark Twain, circa 1900

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Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880

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Baltimore Slums, 1938

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

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Albert Einstein in Long Island, 1939

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Japanese Archers, circa 1860

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Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

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London, 1945

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By snapme On Thursday, November 14 th, 2013 · In Art ,Life