Artist Added Color In Historical Photos and Made Them More Alive Than Ever Before


Most often the color palette that we associate with history is limited to black and white which makes us distant and disconnected from the real and vibrant world all historic photos are actually portraying.

Dana Keller has made a name for himself as a talented photo colorizer with over 10 years’ experience in the digital arts and a master’s in archival science. He brings us emotionally closer to our roots by colorizing the old photographs from ancient eras. Keller does a considerable amount of research and adds up even the shrewdest of details with as much historical accuracy as possible. His subjects have included figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, and several others.


Listed in this post are some of our favorite photos from his collection. Scroll on peeps and enjoy!

Check out his website to learn more about his work: Danarkeller

  1. 1 Abandoned boy holding a stuffed animal, London 1945

  2. 2 Mark Twain in the garden, circa 1900

  3. 3 Charlie Chaplin without makeup, 1916

  4. 4 Marilyn Monroe, 1954

  5. 5 Anne Frank, 1942


  6. 6 U.S. Army Pfc. Fred Linden holding a young French boy

  7. 7 When girls used to deliver ice, 1918

  8. 8 Cree Man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

  9. 9 Monet

  10. 10 Marie Sklodowska Curie

  11. 11 Finnish Sniper Simo Häyhä, White Death

  12. 12 Eunice Hancock

  13. 13 Roza Shanina, A 19-Year-Old Russian WWII Sniper With 59 Confirmed Kills

  14. 14 Young Kenyan Woman Holding A Dik-Dik, Mombasa, 1909

  15. 15 William Noble, Alexander Davison And John Harper, 1853 – 1856

  16. 16 Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II

  17. 17 Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

  18. 18 Grigori Rasputin

  19. 19 Private Paul Oglesby, 30th Infantry, Standing Inprivate Paul Oglesby

  20. 20 Italian Immigrants Arrive At Ellis Island, 1905

  21. 21 Winston Churchill

  22. 22 Queen Elizabeth Great Grandmother

  23. 23 Otto Frank Anexo

  24. 24 Bull Chief

  25. 25 Brazilian Army Pvt.

  26. 26 Gustave Eiffel

  27. 27 RMS Mauretania, 1909

  28. 28 Yuri Gagarin

  29. 29 Old Peasant With Dagger And Long Smoking Pipe, Mestia, Svanetia, Georgia

  30. 30 Dominikus Müller


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