12 Photographs Magically Restored to Color And The Difference Is Spellbinding
5 Unemployed men outside Al Capone’s soup kitchen,. Chicago. 1931
Who would have thought this famous mob boss actually ran a soup kitchen in Chicago during the great depression or was it a cover-up for his reputation. Regardless of the reason, it was soup kitchens such as these for the unemployed which were the only source of food preceding the passage of the social security act.
4 Operation Overlord, (June 1944)
Operation Overlord was the code name for the famous Normandy invasion or D Day that launched one of the largest allied invasions of German-occupied Western Europe. Commencing on June 6th, 1944, it involved more than 5000 vessels and 160,000 allied troops crossing the English Channel. By August two million Allied troops reached France. The invasion was planned under the combined stewardship of supreme commander Dwight D Eisenhower and commander of the 21st army group, General Bernard Montgomery.
3 Audrey Hepburn fancies a meal, (1950’s)
One of the most beautiful of actresses, the iconic Audery Hepburn will always be known for the fashionable black gown and long slender gloves she wore in breakfast at Tiffany’s. The award-winning actress of ‘My fair Lady’, this photo was clicked presumably at her own home sometime in the 50’s.
2 Broadway United States Hotel 1900-1915
Perhaps one of the most vivid magically restored photographs. The famous Broadway and the United States hotel at Saratoga spring taken sometime between 1900-1915. Should you see the original black and white photo owned by the Detroit publishing company, you will see a world of difference where the colorized restored image is vibrant and alive.
1 The Hoover Dam under construction, (c.1935)
The Hoover Dam once known as the ‘Boulder dam’ was built in the black canyon of the Colorado River. Completed in 1936 during the tenure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt it was named after President Herbert Hoover. The dam involved thousands of workers and tragically 100 lives.