These Newly-Colorized Historical Photos Reveal Shocking Things

Newly colorized versions of famous Golden Age actresses, World War II-era soldiers, and prominent moments from the Kennedy administration show what life was really like back before the invention of digital photography. 

Elizabeth Taylor 

Elizabeth Taylor is pictured here on the set of Giant in 1956. She started acting in 1941, and this is one of her more beloved roles alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean. Did you know she was the last person James Dean was with before he was in that car accident?


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The More You Know

  • Dentures used to be made from the teeth of dead soldiers.
  • In 1820 an entire town held a trial against tomatoes.
  • Parts of the Great Wall of China were made with sticky rice.
  • During World War I, Jackie the baboon was awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal.
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