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21 Photos of History in Color

For decades, the black and white era could only be expressed in black and white photography, until now. Thanks to the wonderful subreddit of /r/ColorizedHistory and the even greater users within the community, we now have old black and white photos that are expressed in color. If you enjoyed history in the past, you will enjoy it even more with some color pop!

1. D-Day – June 6th, 1944

2. Mata Hari – Accused for being a spy and eventually shot after blowing a kiss to the firing squad

3. Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King – 1955

4. Eunice Hancock – Working at a plant during World War II, 1942

5. Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas following the assassination of JFK

6. A photographer uses his own backdrop to mask Poland’s World War II ruins while shooting a portrait in Warsaw – November, 1946



7. Charlie Chaplin accompanied by Albert Einstein – February 2, 1931

8. Paratroopers at Berghof, Adolf Hitler’s home in the Bavarian Alps – 1945

9. Chuck Yeager – The first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight

10. Audie Murphy – One of the most decorated combat soldiers of World War II

11. US Marine running through Japanese fire on Okinawa, Japan – June, 7 1945

12. Star Wars cast out of costumes : Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) – 1977

13. American troops prepare nazi Major General Anton Dostler for execution for killing 15 OSS men, Italy – 1945

14. Two Moons, one of the Cheyenne chiefs who took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn against the United States Army – 1910

15. Two riflemen from the 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, take a moment to roll their own cigarettes in Goesdorf after 27 days of fighting – January 10, 1945

16. Abraham Lincoln – June 3, 1860

17. Charlie Chaplin holding a puppet version of his character “The Tramp” – 1914

18. Fidel Castro at the Lincoln Memorial – 1959

19. Rasputin – Mystical adviser in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia

20. George Orwell – English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic

21.Martin Luther King Jr. and Sammy Davis Jr. share a laugh in Davis’ dressing room at New York’s Majestic Theater – 1965

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