Video Of Rare And Iconic Black & White Historical Photos That Have Been Colored

July 11, 2014


This is a video of a bunch of old historical photos that have been carefully colored to add new life to the shots. I'm pretty sure I'd already seen a bunch of them before, but it was nice to have them all in video form so you can just sit back and enjoy. Plus there's a little blurb about each one providing its historical significance. Oh, and music. It was all very moving. It really got me thinking about not just where we as humans have come from, but where we're going. Which, based on all the dumb shit I see people posting on Facebook, is straight to hell in a handbasket. Whatever, just as long as I don't have to ride in my mom's purse.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Evan, who agrees it would be cool if we could all turn our vision to only black and white only if we wanted. Yes! Plus sepia.

  • Forblat

    Why isn't this just a slide show?

  • Al

    Anyone else notice Ayra Stark at 4:50. Literally a total doppelganger.

  • Bubbubsky

    Those are really neat. I especially love the Lincoln one.

  • The beautiful music does not fit with images of hitler.

  • GeneralDisorder

    But you don't protest the dead soldier picture from the Civil War, the Russian Royal Family, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, etc?

    Hitler was a person like anyone else and like him or not he was a part of history.

    Lately it seems he's become a caricature of a scapegoat.

    Remember Stalin? His massacre was far more brutal against his own countrymen. And there's been plenty of more recent massacres than the Holocaust. I'm not saying the holocaust wasn't a serious and disturbing thing but it's far from unique in the annals of history.

  • Forblat

    Can't tell if trolling, or just stupid...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Hitler was but a man. He loved animals. So why stop the music that's played over dead soldiers and bloody this and that just because Hitler is on the screen?

    Seriously... Don't be stupid. Hitler's nothing special. Raising him to some mythical level only reinforces his infamy and raises ghosts of the past that need not be disturbed. Holocaust happened. That doesn't mean Hitler was some kind of superman.

  • the cold rationality of killing( like in a factory) all these dissidents, jews and gays in gas showers was unique.

  • are you crazy? hitler was a massmurderer.

  • Hitler

    Or he was just a puppet of someone else's plot

  • Die, Troll!

  • Hitler

    What are you? A homophob?

  • zin

    How many of you are there Groucho.

  • i do agree that the pictures of civil war deaths and vietnam, etc. are as well unfit with the beautiful song!

  • putomadre

    Video not working. Sadness.

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