Jaw-Dropping Photos from the Past That Will Amaze You

February 6, 2024

Here's an odd threesome for ya... The tallest, shortest and fattest man of Europe all playing a game of cards, 1913

Rare photos from history only tell a part of the story when they're in black and white. Seeing them in color gives you a look into the past in a way that you won't see in history books. Thanks to the beautiful colorization that each photo has undergone, each of these photos is like a window into the past.

These photos won't just tell you about history... they'll help you live it.

Each of these amazing colorized photos tells a story about where we've been and where we're going. They'll show you the arc of the human race and give you hope for a new day. Once you see how gorgeous these photos look in color, black and white just won't do it for you anymore.

This colorized collection of photographs is way more than meets the eye.

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Now this is an interesting collection of fellows at the poker table. It's unclear when this photo was taken, but it doesn't look to be a normal card game. It's most likely that this was either an ad or a post card that was sold around the turn of the 20th century.

At the time, post cards were the most common way of communicating with someone that you didn't see on an every day basis. Most of these inexpensive postcards featured a funny image on the front because they were easier to sell. This one must have been flying off the shelves.

A kitten on a water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935

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Let me tell you, this is no ordinary lily pad. We're talking about a plant that can grow up to six feet in diameter, with leaves that are strong enough to hold up a human child. That's right - this plant is not to be messed with.

At the time of their discovery by the English, Victoria Lily Pads were referred to as "A Vegetable Wonder!" and it's not hard to see why. These lily pads are absolutely massive, and they're able to support the weight of not just one, but multiple children at once. It's a true testament to the strength and resilience of nature, and it's no wonder that people were so excited to cultivate these plants in England.

But let's not forget about the cat walking along the lily pad in the photo - now that's a sight to see! While we tend to think of lily pads as delicate and dainty, the Victoria lily pad is anything but. It's thick, it's sturdy, and it's a force to be reckoned with.