Newly colourised images show Britain’s railway gearing up for nationalisation nearly 75 years ago

Fascinating newly colourised images capture scenes in and around Britain’s railways as the system was nationalised almost 75 years ago – and the architect of subsequent track closures, Richard Beeching, making various public appearances on the network. In one image, 67-year-old rail worker Philip Martyr pauses to read a poster announcing the nationalisation of the … Read more

Black-and-white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is colourised

A black-and-white film capturing a group of men and women having a snowball fight in France in 1896 has been brought back to life in full colour for a 21st century audience. The footage, which was originally filmed by the famous Lumière brothers Auguste and Louis, was colourised by Joaquim Campa, 42, from Barcelona, before a team … Read more

Power of the atomic bomb is shown in colourised photos 75 years after 146,000 died in Hiroshima

Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II but for many in Japan August 6 remains a more important date. On that day in 1945 between 90,000 and 146,000 people died in Hiroshima after the city was hit by an atomic bomb. The US bomb, ‘Little Boy,’ the first nuclear weapon … Read more

Famous faces are brought to life in newly colourised photos

In living colour! Student brings old images of famous people including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and a young David Attenborough to life by colourising them by hand using oil paints Classics student Mads Madsen, 25, who lives in Denmark, has colourised hundreds of images by hand Was inspired after watching videos on Reddit and seeing … Read more

Colourised 1908 Olympic pictures released to celebrate Games

Striding along, hopeful of Olympics success, this newly colourised picture of Team GB in 1908 has been released to coincide with the first day of what should have been the Tokyo 2020 Games. The image is one of a series of iconic photos from former Olympics transformed into colour to capture the excitement of these historic … Read more

Facebook bans woman for sharing her colourised World War Two images that showed Hitler and Goering

A woman has accused Facebook of trying to ‘delete history’ after the social media giant removed colourised images that showed Hitler and prominent Nazi figures from her profile and suspended her account for three days.  Russian photo colourist Olga Shirnina from Moscow, Russia, is considered a world expert in transforming historic black and white pictures … Read more

Amazing newly colourised images tell the story of how Tutankhamun was unearthed

Tomb raiders of the Boy King… in colour: Amazing newly colourised images tell the story of how Tutankhamun was unearthed, moment by golden moment Nearly a century after the tomb was uncovered, the incredible scenes can be seen in colour for the first time Ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb was found intact in November 1922 by … Read more

Allied troops grind down Nazi war machine in colourised photos

The final year of fighting during the Second World War as Allied troops liberated Europe and ground down the Nazi war machine has been documented in newly-colourised photos. The images chart the advance of Russian, British and American forces from both east and west as they pushed Hitler’s forces back with help from resistance groups … Read more

Colourised pictures show how Britain enjoyed beach holidays in 1890

How we did like to be beside the seaside: Colourised pictures show how Britain enjoyed beach holidays in 1890 as we prepare to embrace UK staycations once again By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline Published: 15:13 BST, 20 May 2020 | Updated: 19:05 BST, 20 May 2020 Advertisement Britons have hit the beaches this week with … Read more

Artist transforms historical figures in fascinating set of colourised portraits 

Famous faces of the past have been thrust into the 21st century thanks to the work of one Irish artist. Matt Loughrey, 41, has spent the last four-and-a-half years working on a technology to redefine and colour portraits of some of the world’s most recognisable historical figures.  Working with others to source images, Matt’s self-developed … Read more