13 Colorized Historical Photos to Give You a Glimpse Into the Past

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I consider myself a pretty big history buff, so when I stumbled across the work of a young man from Denmark named Mads Madsen, I was immediately hooked.

Madsen colorized historical photos and brings the past alive in a way that most of us have never seen before. And it’s beautiful and very eye-opening!

So what do you say? Are you ready to take a step back in time so you can view history as you’ve probably never seen it before?

Let’s go!

1. The one and only Tesla.

A man of true genius.

2. Easter eggs for Hitler.

This is a great photo from World War II.

3. Albert Einstein.

Has there ever been a greater mind?

4. The Babe!

Here is Babe Ruth is his Yankee pinstripes.

5. Taking a break from the war.

They were absolutely the greatest generation.

6. A very young JFK.

He looked pretty intense even then.

7. This is a wonderful photo.

You don’t see very many colorized photos of Native Americans from this period.

8. Sketching the Battle of Gettysburg.

What those eyes must have seen…

9. Civil War soldiers.

Ready for battle.

10. Hitler declaring war on the U.S.

A pivotal moment in history.

11. Honest Abe.

We need his wisdom these days more than ever.

12. The Man in Black.

Also known as Johnny Cash.

13. Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.

Wow! This is great.

Those are great!

And now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us about some of your favorite historical subjects and personalities.

Let’s nerd out on all things history-related! Thanks!