Via InstaPundit, a gallery of 20 black and white photographs, some of them famous, which have been colorized. Nearly everyone likes black and white photography in principle, but it does, somehow, distance us from the subject. The reality of the past, when rendered, contrary to our expectations, in color, is startling. This is true in matters large, like the Civil War (click to enlarge):
And World War II:
And in matters small. Like a 1921 car accident:
Or just a random person, like Audrey Hepburn:
This one is probably my favorite:
There are lots more, including Walt Whitman and Joseph Goebbels. And Elizabeth Taylor.