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52 Colorized Historical Photos That Show You A Whole New Perspective

President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862
President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862

All of our memories of the distant past caught on camera are black and white. And by distant past I actually mean only the beginning days of photography, which would roughly be the 19th century. Although early experiments of color photography were attempted even since the 1840s, taking this sort of photos only became a common thing in the sixth decade of the 20th century. So then we relish the opportunity to see personalities of past times in new colors with the help of a process known as “colorization”.