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|
|Japanese Archers, ca. 1860|
|Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933|
|Elizabeth Taylor, 1956|
|Anne Frank, 1942|