Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Past Is A Foreign Country;

They do things differently there.

So wrote L.P. Hartley in the opening lines of The Go-Between.

But when we see photos of the past in colour, it helps bridge the gap that separates us from the world before 1960.

I love old photographs nearly as much as flags and maps, and have seen some collections of coloured (colourized?) black-and-white photos before, but another popped up earlier today on Facebook, and some of the images are amazing.

Check out some of these beautiful photographs put together by 22 Words:

Washington D.C., 1921

London 1945

Japanese Archers, ca. 1860
Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

Elizabeth Taylor, 1956
Anne Frank, 1942


Anonymous said...

L. P. Hartley.

Chris Connolly said...

Type corrected: thanks!

Jonathan Calder said...

But congratulations on getting the quotation right!

So many people write "The past is another country...."