Colorizing History

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It's interesting for a look. Puts dimension in the Civil War and past presidents that we've not seen before.

    The quality of the coloration is very well done:
  2. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Colorado Springs, CO
    These are stunning. Thanks for posting.
  3. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Very cool!
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    This may inspire other TB'ers to click the link:

  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Great stuff
  7. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM

    I noticed, though, that in all the photos I saw of President Lincoln, he and all the others in the photos all have blue eyes. Coincidence or fact?
  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Great link, thanks!

    The archeologists keep reminding us that all those statues and architecture from the ancient world that we see in bare stone were once brightly painted. We imagine it all in pale marble and gray stone when to ancient people it was bright reds and greens and yellows. This helps with same kind of reminder for early photography.
  9. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Surprising number of people with blue eyes.
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    The shot of Lincoln clean shaven is startling.
  11. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Some mighty fine beards in these pics.
  12. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    Very cool. Wife used to do hand colorized years ago.
  13. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Ingrid doesn't get any more classic, B&W or color.
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Without his beard, Abe Lincoln looks remarkably like Cosmo Kramer.

  15. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA


    Mark Twain and Munjibunga share more appearance characteristics when they're both colorized.

    They'd be nigh on indistinguishable if Twain's shirt was slightly more "colorized."

    I eagerly await the Markibunga photoshops.:D