34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color

Published September 30, 2014
Updated October 29, 2019

Get a whole new perspective on history's most important people and events with these thirty-four black and white photos brilliantly restored in color.

From an intimate portrait of Mark Twain in the last years of his life to an incredible overhead photograph of the D-Day invasion, we take a look history’s most important people and events captured in black and white photos and transformed into beautiful color images:

Testing A Bulletproof Vest In 1923
Lou Gehrig
Race Mixing Color Black And White Photos
Walt Whitman In 1868
34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color
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Thank you to r/ColorizedHistory, Sanna Dullaway, and Dana Keller for the images above.

And if you enjoyed these black and white photos fantastically restored with color, be sure to see our other posts on amazing facts and history in color.

Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.