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14 Stunning Colourised Photographs From History (PICTURES)

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These stunning pictures first hit the Internet courtesy of Reddit user Brinkman87, showing the incredible work of editors who take old photographs and transform them using colourisation techniques.

The pictures of Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn are phenomenal, while the historical images from the UK, the US and Japan bring the past to life in a way the original monochrome struggle to achieve. There's also a remarkable shot of Albert Einstein sat on a rock in Long Island in 1939.

1. This boy clutching a stuffed toy in 1945 London.

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945

2. Albert Einstein enjoying a Long Island summer in 1939.

Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY

3. This young boy in Baltimore in 1938.

Young boy in Baltimore slum area, July 1938

4. This stunning snapshot of Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn

5. This unemployed lumber worker in 1939.

Unemployed lumber worker, circa 1939

6. These Japanese archers circa 1860.

Japanese Archers circa 1860

7. The tragic Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937

8. These British troops on the first stage of their trip to the front lines in England, 1939.

 British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the front – England, September 20, 1939

9. This 'Old Gold' store in 1939.

‘Old Gold’, Country store, 1939

10. This portrait of Walt Whitman in 1887.

Walt Whitman, 1887

11. This car crash in Washington D.C. in 1921.

Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

12. Mark Twain lounging circa 1900.

Mark Twain in the garden, circa 1900

13. Charlie Chaplin in 1916, at the beautiful age of 27.

Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27, 1916

14. Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

Elizabeth Taylor – Giant (1956 film)