Monday, September 05, 2016

Gorgeous Color Photos From Inside History's Vault

These vintage photographs were touched up a little bit and colorized to look a little more modern. The color has given them all a whole new life, and it's given us a gorgeous look at history.

Captain Walter “Waddy” Young and his crew pose in front of their caricatures on their B-29 Superfortress , November 24, 1944

Two US Marines look over Iwo Jima from atop Mt. Suribachi, where just two days before, the US flag was famously risen. February 25, 1945

Hermann Göring sits in the dock at the Nuremberg trial, 1946

President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir on Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, 1906

A victim of American bombing, ethnic Cambodian guerrilla Danh Son Huol is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula 1970

Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890-1910

Old man during the Great Depression

Two color guards and color bearers of the Japanese-American 100th Battalion, 442d Combat Team, stand at attention, while their citations are read. They are standing on ground in the Bruyères area, France, where many of their comrades fell. November 12 1944

US Marines speed toward the beaches of Iwo Jima in LVTs, February 19, 1945.

An unidentified American soldier, shot dead by a German sniper, clutches his rifle and hand grenade in March of 1945 in Koblenz, Germany

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 2 June, 1953

Times Square, D-Day, 1944.

President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, shown in one of The Times’s most famous photographs, on Feb. 10, 1961

A U.S. Army Air Forces Douglas C-47 Skytrain flies over the Giza pyramids in Egypt, 1943

Two U.S. soldiers of C Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division seek shelter behind a M-4 Sherman tank at Geich, near Düren, Germany, on 11 December 1944.

Holiday goers in Atlantic City, New Jersey ca 1905

World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, on July 8, 1942

Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939. "I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for." Diagnosed with ALS, he would pass away two years later.

“Negro drinking at ‘Colored’ water cooler in streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahom” ca. July 1939

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