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:
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The inventor of the bulletproof vest tests one of the first prototypes in Washington DC in 1923.
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Lou Gehrig after finishing his "The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4th, 1939.
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Protestors in Little Rock, Arkansas demonstrate against school integration in 1959.
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Walt Whitman in 1868.
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A pair of girls unload ice in 1918.
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Clint Eastwood in 1962.
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A Royal Air Force pilot receives a haircut in between missions during World War 2.
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A Nihang bodyguard serving in the Nizam of Hyderabad's irregular Sikh army. In his right hand he holds a khanda sword, and in his left a ball and chain flail. The all-steel chillanum dagger in his cummerbund is traditionally associated with southern India. He also wears a shield, a second sword and a pistol, the butt of which is visible under his left arm. His battle-turban is fortified with razor-sharp steel quoits, miniature sword blades and steel chains.
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The Golden Gate Bridge in mid-construction in the 1930s.
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Claude Monet poses with various paintings in 1923.
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In 1942, a room full of artists produce propaganda posters that will be used in the United States during World War 2.
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A pair of Civil War veterans exchange stories during the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.
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A cook flips burgers at a state fair in 1938.
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A clam seller does some business in Little Italy, New York City in 1900.
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Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before he would be assassinated by Jack Ruby.
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Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.
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Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in 1919.
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Alfred Hitchcock seen in mid-direction on the set of Birds in 1963.
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A young newsboy sells newspapers in London in 1912 following the sinking of the Titanic.
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Sharon Tate poses for a photograph in the early 1960s.
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A pair of African-American troops pose by artillery on Easter 1944.
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Robert E. Lee shortly after surrendering at Appomattox in 1865.
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Curb Market in New York City circa 1900.
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Aubrey Hepburn in the early 1950s.
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An overhead photograph of the D-Day landing on Normandy Beach in 1944.
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Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee University in 1905.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland in 1951.
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Aubrey Hepburn In 1953
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Albert Einstein in 1921.
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34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color