Groovy Colorized Photos That Finally Capture It All

Icons | June 1, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

History is full of moments that you’ll miss if you don’t look closer. You may have seen these photos in their original black and white form, but when you see them in color the entire story changes and fond memories of the past become even more vivid.

The explosions of color in these formerly black and white images capture more than expected. This collection of photographs will show a brand new side of history, putting many of the stories of the ‘60s and’70s into a new perspective… they might even alter the way you think about some of the biggest stories of the era.

Each of these colorized photos from the middle of the 20th century is a visual treat that’s sure to make you read on in delight. Take a deep look into shots of the groovy past, reimagined in full color.

Take a closer look...these rarely seen photos are not suitable for all audiences. 

Young Brigitte Bardot stunning under the summer sun 😍

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There was no woman quite like Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, she was sexy and coquettish, two things that are impossible to ignore. Bardot used her looks like a well made tool whenever she appeared onscreen, she knew exactly what the viewers wanted.

Unfortunately Bardot didn’t have anonymity. When you’re as famous as Bardot you can’t exactly become a wallflower. In 2019 she told The Guardian that it’s still hard for her to go out and be among the people:

I don’t know what it means to sit quietly in a bistro, on a terrace, or in the theatre without being approached by someone.

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Jacob Shelton


Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.