Tag Archives: Colour

Colourised Historic Photographs


On TwisterSifter, a great set of historic black and white photographs which have been colourised. Above is a shot of unemployed lumber workers in the 1930’s.

Historic Black and White Photos Colourised   [TwisterSifter]


Third Reich Mythologizing in Colour


Life Magazine has a fascinating gallery of colour photographs of Nazi myth-making, taken by one of Hitler’s personal photographers, Hugo Jaeger:

In this gallery, LIFE.com takes a long, hard look at the aesthetics of the Reich’s propaganda machinery, from the single swastika to the epic torchlit celebrations during Hitler’s 50th birthday. Here are the almost inconceivably vast Nuremberg rallies, where individuals are subsumed into one Fuhrer-worshiping organism. Here are the gargantuan Nazi banners, towering above a sea of faces that fade into insignificance. Here are thousands of tanned, near-naked youth, re-enacting a manufactured, cobbled-together and thoroughly mythical past when “Aryans” gamboled beneath a Teutonic sun.

Electric-Blue Lobster

Interesting-coloured lobster caught off the coast of P.E.I. recently:

Blair Doucette landed the lobster in North Rustico. Only about one in four million lobsters is blue. The colour is caused by a genetic mutation.

Wendy Doucette, Blair’s wife, told CBC News in 30 years of fishing he has never seen a blue lobster. They are considering donating the lobster to a local aquarium.

Electric-Blue Lobster Caught Off P.E.I.   [CBCNews]

Shackleton’s Antarctica in Colour

These are Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.

Early in 1915, their ship ‘Endurance’ became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.

And there are more here.

Colour Photographs from a Lost World

Albert Kahn was a French banker and philanthropist. In the early 1900s, he financed an expedition to create a catalogue of human life using the then-new medium of colour photographs. The project, which went on to amass 72 000 photos, is the subject of an upcoming BBC documentary.

Mobstr vs. the Newcastle City Council

Funny duel of sorts between grafitti artist mobstr and the Newcastle City Council.

[via Wooster]

Progression of Crayola Colours

This chart (click to embiggen) shows the increase in the number of colours of Crayola crayons available. For you mathematicians, the number doubles about every 28 years.

Colour Me a Dinosaur [Weather Sealed]