Thanks to the digital process of colourisation, dozens of history’s most iconic photographs have been transformed from black and white into glorious technicolour.And the effect is absolutely stunning and will probably make you see these historic moments in a completely new light. The historic black and white images taken by photographers such as Eddie Adams, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Alexander Gardner, Malcolm Browne, Joe Rosenthal and Dorothea Lange infiltrated popular culture and stood the test of time. Now, the likes of Mads Madsen of Colorized History, Sanna Dullaway, Ryan Urban, Agnoiologist andKibblenbits have colourised the images and the results are spectacular. From the famous 1945 Times Square kiss, to a nuclear weapons test being conducted by the United States in 1946, to the buddhist monk setting himself alight, the transformation of these incredible images makes them even more striking. Take a trip through history and check out two dozen of the best black and white images transformed into full colour below:


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Women Delivering Ice, 1918




Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

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Times Square, 1947

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Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

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Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

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Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

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Crowded Bunks in the Prison Camp at Buchenwald, April 16, 1945

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Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942



Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 3 May 1960

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Abandoned Boy Holding a Stuffed Toy Animal. London 1945

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Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

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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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Source:  PulpTastic


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