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34 Iconic Black And White Pictures Brought To Life With Splash Of Colours   

It is true that the charm and beauty of old, monochromatic black and white pictures are unmatchable. It is not only the photographic skill that makes it so important but also the memories and emotions attached to the image. But many images or movies look dull and gloomy because they lack colour. The monotony of the monochrome sometimes overpower the emotions. But thanks to the new technology, re-colouring of images has become possible and is now a new trend, which enhances the beauty of the pictures.  Yes, old images carry nostalgia. But the closeness they bring with reality after being coloured, makes them special. The images, when coloured, receive a new lease of life.Here are 34 old photographs that have been coloured. They include scenes from iconic films, eminent personalities like scientists, politicians, army officers among others. Market places are also shown.   Have a look.    

1) Albert Einstein, 1921

2) Abraham Lincoln

3) Charles Darwin

4) A kid with a stuffed animal, London 1945

5) Times Square, 1947

6) Punishment for colluding with the Nazis, 1944 

7) Hindenburg disaster, May 6, 1937

8) View from Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee during Civil War, 1864

9) Marilyn Monroe, 1957

10) Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1944-1945

11) Hellen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin, 1919

12) The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, 1935

13) Broadway, Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1900-1915

14) National American Ballet dancers, August 20, 1940

15) Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany, April 16, 1945

16) Boys buying Easter flowers in Union Square, New York, 1908 

17) Mark Twain, circa 1900

18) Electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla, 1893 

19) Women creating World War II propaganda posters, Port Washington, New York, July 8, 1942

20) Young boy, Baltimore Slums, July 1938

21) Auto wreck, Washington D.C., 1921

22) W H Murphy and his associate demonstrating their bulletproof vest, October 13, 1923

23) British troops boarding a train to the Western Front, England, September 20, 1939 

24) Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway, 1880 

25) Women delivering ice, 1918

26) 27-year old Charlie Chaplin, 1916

27) Abraham Lincoln meets General George B McClellan at Antietam, September 1862 

28) Newspaper boy, Ned Parfett, selling the paper bearing the news of Titanic's disaster, April 16, 1912  

29) Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and only surviving family member, revisiting the attic, May 3, 1960 

30) Walt Whitman, 1887

31) Clam seller, Mulberry Bend, New York, 1900

32) Holiday goers, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1905

33) Manfred von Richthofen, aka "The Red Baron," 1917. He was a German fighter pilot in WW I.

34) Operation Overlord, or the Battle of Normandy, June 1944