Photos of the Day

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):

View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee During the Civil War, 1864

And World War II:

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945

And in matters small. Like a 1921 car accident:

Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

Or just a random person, like Audrey Hepburn:

This one is probably my favorite:

"Old Gold," Country store, 1939

There are lots more, including Walt Whitman and Joseph Goebbels. And Elizabeth Taylor.

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