These 20 Recolored Historical Photos Will Blow You Away

Color photography wasn’t invented until the 1970’s, and thus the photos before that were all black and white. Due to the black and white photography from the time before colored photography, we often think of those times being boring, somber or sad. Today’s modern technology enables us to recolor B&W photos from the past — because of this, we find out that the past is not really as boring and somber as we think it was. ‘Colorizing’ the old photos gives us a real glimpse of how things really looked like back in the days. The results will completely blow you away! Let’s take a trip back in time and look through these 20 wonderful photos from the historical past in full color.

Marilyn Monroe, 1953

Let’s start this list by appreciating the beauty of the sultry Marilyn Monroe in full color. No wonder she was considered as the most beautiful girl in the world… she’s simply beautiful, seductive and sexy.

Testing the Bulletproof Vest, 1923

In this photo taken on 1923, W.H. Murphy tests out the bulletproof vest. Good thing it successfully worked or else we would have seen a more gory photograph.

Louis Armstrong and Wife in Egypt, 1961

The talented Louis Armstrong plays for his wife at the most magnificent backdrop: by the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt.

V-J Sailor Kiss, 1945

The colorized photo revisits Alfred Eisenstaedt’s most famous photograph, the V-J Kiss in Time Square. The photo was taken 70 years ago and features a sailor and a nurse smooching on V-J Day in August 1945. It has become one of the most famous photographs of the century. People tried to determine the mystery of the real identities of the couple, and it was later found out that the two have never really met and just ‘kissed’ in spur of the moment!