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    Edvos: Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY

Miscellaneous: "Colorized" historical photos sweep the web

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Three cheers for Reddit, four cheers for photography and five cheers for the olden days. You don’t get much better internet-fodder than photographs of some of the most famous people to veer have lived, re-edited in dazzling Kodachrome colour. These images that have been travelling around the internet faster than Sushi Cats, and you can see why. To see the colours on Audrey Hepburn’s dress, or to see the rosy cheeks of a young Charlie Chaplin is truly magical and incredibly clever. These photos have been “colorized” by other olden-day enthusiasts such as Sanna Dullaway, Dana Keller, Jordan Lloyd, BenAfleckIsAnOkActor and Malakon.

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    Dana Keller: Audrey Hepburn

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    Jordan Lloyd: Young boy in Baltimore slum area, July 1938

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    Dana Keller: Nicola Tesla

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    Jordan Lloyd: Japanese Archers circa 1860

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    BenAfleckIsAnOkActor: Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27, 1916

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    Malakon: Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956 film)


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.