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34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color

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

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Testing A Bulletproof Vest In 1923

The inventor of the bulletproof vest tests one of the first prototypes in Washington DC in 1923.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig after finishing his "The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4th, 1939.

Race Mixing Color Black And White Photos

Protestors in Little Rock, Arkansas demonstrate against school integration in 1959.

Walt Whitman In 1868

Walt Whitman in 1868.

Girls Deliver Ice In 1918

A pair of girls unload ice in 1918.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before he would be assassinated by Jack Ruby.

Black and White Photos Turned Into Color

A Royal Air Force pilot receives a haircut in between missions during World War 2.

Nihang Bodyguard

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.

Golden Gate Bridge In 1905

The Golden Gate Bridge in mid-construction in the 1930s.

Claude Monet In 1923

Claude Monet poses with various paintings in 1923.

Propaganda Posters 1942

In 1942, a room full of artists produce propaganda posters that will be used in the United States during World War 2.

Gettysburg Veterans 1913

A pair of Civil War veterans exchange stories during the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Flipping Burgers In 1938

A cook flips burgers at a state fair in 1938.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Clam Seller In Little Italy

A clam seller does some business in Little Italy, New York City in 1900.

Mark Twain In Color

Mark Twain

Helen Keller Meets Charlie Chaplin

Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in 1919.

Elizabeth Taylor In 1956

Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Albert Hitchcock On The Set Of Birds

Alfred Hitchcock seen in mid-direction on the set of Birds in 1963.

Titanic Disaster

A young newsboy sells newspapers in London in 1912 following the sinking of the Titanic.

Sharon Tate Black And White Photos

Sharon Tate poses for a photograph in the early 1960s.

Colorized History

A pair of African-American troops pose by artillery on Easter 1944.

Robert E. Lee In Color

Robert E. Lee shortly after surrendering at Appomattox in 1865.

Curb Market In New York City 1900

Curb Market in New York City circa 1900.

Color Black And White Photos

Aubrey Hepburn in the early 1950s.

Clint Eastwood In 1962

Clint Eastwood in 1962.

D-Day 1944

An overhead photograph of the D-Day landing on Normandy Beach in 1944.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Booker T. Washington in 1905

Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee University in 1905.

Black and White Photos Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland in 1951.

Aubrey Hepburn In 1953

Aubrey Hepburn In 1953

Albert Einstein In 1921 Photo

Albert Einstein in 1921.

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28 Photos That Take You To The Heart Of The Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protests Spray Action

What would you do if, after decades of occupation by a Western colonial power, a good degree of authority over the place in which you reside was handed not back to you, but to those whose values largely opposed yours? What would you do if they promised you universal suffrage and direct elections but, when it came down to it, would only let you vote for candidates that they approved? Would this worry you? If you’re anything like the thousands of people camped out along Hong Kong’s streets right now, you’d answer “yes”.

Hong Kong Protests Umbrella

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Your GIF Guide To How Muscles Work

How Muscles Work

Now that you know how they work, it’s time to actually use them. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control found that barely 20% of Americans get recommended levels of exercise, and that over 25% of Americans don’t devote any time to physical activity. Meanwhile, obesity is increasingly becoming a national security issue.

Keng Lye’s Fantastically Realistic Resin Art

Fish In Bag

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At first glance, this fish seems pretty unremarkable. But upon closer inspection, it gets more interesting, since it’s really part sculpture and part painting. (Actually, inspect it all you like; it’s still going to look like a real fish.) Singapore-based artist Keng Lye manages to give aquatic life just as much grace as nature, and has been creating an entire series in his hybrid art form of resin painting, which accentuates the beauty of colorful sea creatures while also hinting at deeper questions about life and death.

Keng Lye Black Goldfish

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Lye graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy with a diploma in graphic design, and started his own graphic design company back in 1995. He decided to make a life-altering decision to pursue resin art in 2011 – after he discovered a different artist in the same discipline named Risuke Fukahori. Lye’s inspiration for his resin fish series is based on nostalgia; re-creating the aquatic life he used to catch as a kid.

Keng Lye Beta Fish

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