A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we can see how these scenes might have appeared in person.
The picture above was taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Hoover Dam Turbine Construction, early 1930s
Bud Fraker: Audrey Hepburn, 1953
Jack Delano: Sergeant George Camblair learning how to use a gas mask in practice smokescreen, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
Seth Kinman, a Californian hunter and trapper, 1865
Ruth Orkin: Albert Einstein At a Princeton University Luncheon in 1953
Dorothea Lange: Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on arm, Oregon, August 1939
Mark Twain relaxing in a garden, c. 1899-1901
Toni Frissell: A model floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida. Published in Harper's Bazaar in December 1947, colorized by Michael Catanachapodaca in 2012
Portrait of Dorothea Lange atop a car with her giant camera, February 1936
Testing a bulletproof vest, Washington, D.C., September 13, 1923
Malcolm Browne: The self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức, 1963
Charlie Chaplin, 1915
Operation Crossroads Baker Event in Bikini Atoll, 1946