Coloring the past

Colorized black and white photographs have been all the rage lately, and it’s easy to see why.  Consider the above iconic photograph.  In black and white, it’s Albert Einstein, the genius on a pedestal, revered and distant.  With color, we warm to him.  He’s Albert Einstein the teacher.  The father.  The colleague.  He’s someone we could know, could touch, could befriend.  Despite the distance of time, he’s one of us.  Color makes all the difference.

(Click the image for more colorized photographs.)

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