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Rob
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PostSubject: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyWed Aug 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Reddit has a category where people colorize historic photos.  Here are some of the interesting ones....

President Theodore Roosevelt in his office, 1901.
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Charlie Chaplin, 1916

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View from the Nashville, Tennessee, capitol building, 1864.

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Hancock homestead, Sun River, Montana, July, 1910

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Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, 1910

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Broadway, New York, 1915

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Western Showman Buffalo Bill, 1889

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Civil War soldiers, 1862

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Abraham Lincoln, 1865

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Lewis Powell, conspirator in the Lincoln assassination, 1865

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Mark Twain, 1900

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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyWed Aug 07, 2013 8:56 pm

Oh wow!


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyWed Aug 07, 2013 10:24 pm

This is neat, but it seems odd too.


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Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyWed Aug 07, 2013 10:33 pm

How so, Cheryl?
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 8:56 am

it does seem werid looking at it in clour


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 9:12 am

I think it is very neat. It is SO different seeing them in color.
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Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 9:52 am

Seeing these people in color makes them seem far less... distant.
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 10:53 am

Rob wrote:
How so, Cheryl?
It makes these historical photographs seem more like someone fictionalized the events instead of adding color to historical photos. I assume it would work the same way if you had actors dress up in period clothing and took a black and white photo. Of course, the quality of the photo would be much improved. I understand what you're saying about it makes them seem far less distant. For me, however, it's a shame to modernize them. You lose that authenticity.

You know what I bought recently? A late 1930s, early 1940s manual typewriter. My daughter wanted one, so I bid on it at eBay. The thing smells like an old bookstore. I love it! You can't buy that smell.

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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 12:46 pm

Although the authenticity of the photos may be lost, I feel that the authenticity of the people is improved on.  The colorized shots show them more as they really were than the B&W ones do.

Neat typewriter!
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 1:27 pm

Rob wrote:
Although the authenticity of the photos may be lost, I feel that the authenticity of the people is improved on.  The colorized shots show them more as they really were than the B&W ones do.
I see what you're saying. I can't argue with that. Well, I'm a woman, so I could probably argue anything--or so my hubby says. grinsmiley 


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 8:01 pm

Drat! I'd posted in here - I'm sure of it.

I think it's VERY cool to see these in color...and also quite surreal. I'm so used to seeing them in rather one-dimensional settings...The color seems to make it so that suddenly they're living, breathing people who actually looked pretty much like we do. Wink

Cheryl, I can understand what you're saying. When our currency changed, it looked like fake money to me. HeeHee So I can understand why such a drastic change in the photos would make it seem . . . phony or fictionalized to you.

Ha! I can't get over Buffalo Bill's shirt! He SO would take a lot of ribbing about that "purty shirt" nowadays. And Charlie Chaplin?? I would NOT have recognized him. Lewis Powell looks like a contemporary maniac - like he could have traveled through time to go back and try to help assassinate Lincoln. Yikes

I love the shot of Broadway in the early 1900s. SO pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 9:27 pm

Lisa wrote:
Lewis Powell looks like a contemporary maniac - like he could have traveled through time to go back and try to help assassinate Lincoln. Yikes
Now, that would make for an interesting story.


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 08, 2013 9:41 pm

Thank you, Cheryl. Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 15, 2013 9:54 am

They look fake...


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyThu Aug 15, 2013 11:47 am

Amazing technology that brings those photos to life......Civil War.....
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyFri Aug 16, 2013 12:06 am

Lisa wrote:
I think it's VERY cool to see these in color...and also quite surreal. I'm so used to seeing them in rather one-dimensional settings...The color seems to make it so that suddenly they're living, breathing people who actually looked pretty much like we do. Wink 

Cheryl, I can understand what you're saying. When our currency changed, it looked like fake money to me. HeeHee So I can understand why such a drastic change in the photos would make it seem . . . phony or fictionalized to you.

Ha! I can't get over Buffalo Bill's shirt! He SO would take a lot of ribbing about that "purty shirt" nowadays. And Charlie Chaplin?? I would NOT have recognized him. Lewis Powell looks like a contemporary maniac - like he could have traveled through time to go back and try to help assassinate Lincoln. Yikes

I love the shot of Broadway in the early 1900s. SO pretty.
The Broadway, New York is my favorite!  I want to BE there!  

It's interesting, to hear Cheryl's take and Rob's take.  As soon as I read Cheryl's comment that "This is neat, but odd too," I totally 'got it'.  That is exactly how I felt---odd in some way.  And like Alex said, 'fake'.  And yet, people did not live in black and white---they DID live in color back then.  So if anything, it's more realistic than 'fake'.  And yet, if felt 'fake' to me too!  By the same token, I felt more like I could reach out and touch these people; as Rob said, they feel less distant.  So wow, talk about strange emotions these pictures stir up!

Dave, I love this last one you posted!Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptyFri Aug 16, 2013 12:53 am

The World War II color photos freak me out.
As a kid in the late fifties and early sixties you would always see this stuff in black and white in documentaries. Erie seeing it in color, especially this evil bunch!
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PostSubject: Re: Colorized History   Colorized History EmptySat Aug 17, 2013 9:59 am

Oh wow, I can see why, Dave. That really is creepy!Yikes 


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