Awesome Colorizing of Famous Black & White Photos

One of the coolest trends in recent years, on the internet and generally in media, is the attempt to modernize old black & white photos by colorizing them, hence the r/ColorizedHistory subreddit.

With quite a few incredible gems, the dedicated redditors in the forum take some very well known photos from over 60 and 70 years ago, giving us something of a glimpse on how they would look if they would have been taken by at a more modern age.

Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937



Colorized by Dana Keller.

Japanese Archers in the 19th Century

Japanese Archers 1860

Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd.

Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

Car Crash DC 1921

Colorized by Sanna Dullaway.

Big Jay McNeely Performing at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, 1953

Big Jay McNeely B&W

Sax Performance

Original Photograph by Bob Willoughby; Colorized by traquea.

Albert Einstein at Nassau Point in Long Island, 1939

Albert Einstein 1939

Colorized by Edvos.

‘Old Gold’, Country store, 1939

Old Gold

Original Photograph by Dorothea Lange; Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd

Super Cool Nikola Tesla in 1893


Original Photograph by Napoleon Sarony ; Colorized by Dana Keller.

Underage Smoking, Baltimore, 1938

Underage Smoking Original Photograph by John Vachon; Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd.

Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27, 1916

Young Charlie Chaplin

Colorized by BenAfleckIsAnOkActor.