Unemployed lumber worker, circa 1939.

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Have you ever imagined how did people, their backgrounds and their outfits in old pictures look like in real life – in color? Some members of r/ColorizedHistory, sure have. So they pick historic photos that we have only seen in black and white, and bring them back to life by digitally coloring them. Of course, some interpretation and imagination is used in the process, but all of the artists try to work with as much historical accuracy as possible. Well, this is magical. Enjoy.

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Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal, London, 1945.

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View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War, 1864.

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Auto wreck in Washington D.C, 1921.

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Big Jay McNeelydDriving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953.

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Audrey Hepburn

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Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956)

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Young Boy in Baltimore Slum Area, July 1938.

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“Old Gold’”, Country Store, 1939.

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British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the Western Front – England, September 20, 1939.

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