From an intimate portrait of Mark Twain in the last years of his life to an incredible overhead photograph of the D-Day invasion, we take a look history’s most important people and events captured in black and white photos and transformed into beautiful color images:

Testing A Bulletproof Vest In 1923
Lou Gehrig
Race Mixing Color Black And White Photos
Walt Whitman In 1868
34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color
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Thank you to r/ColorizedHistory, Sanna Dullaway, and Dana Keller for the images above.

And if you enjoyed these black and white photos fantastically restored with color, be sure to see our other posts on amazing facts and history in color!

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