Top 15 Most Popular Colorized Photos of 2022 – Facebook Edition

Now that we have created a top 15 list of the most popular colorized images shared on the HistoryColored Instagram account, we thought we would also do the top 15 most popular colorized photos of 2022 shared on the Facebook page! The cut-off date was October 30th. Be sure to follow the artists that spent many hours colorizing the photographs you see featured in this top 15 list!

15. Sami woman with her children, circa 1925

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A Sami woman photographed standing by a wooden fence with her children in Lyngen, Troms, in c. 1925. Photograph taken by Anders Beer Wilse.

The Sami people are a Finno-Ugric people inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses large parts of Norway and Sweden, northern parts of Finland, and the Murmansk Oblast of Russia.

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14. Reading among the bomb ruins, 1940

Colorized by color_byangelina

A boy sits and reads among the ruins of a bookshop that was destroyed during an air raid in London, United Kingdom, in 1940.

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13. Breaker boys, circa 1900


Three breaker boys posing for a photograph outside the Woodward coal mines in Kingston, Pennsylvania, in c. 1900.

A breaker boy was a young coal-mining worker whose job was to detach impurities from coal.

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12. The Eiffel Tower under construction, 1888

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The construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, in 1888, a year before the 1889 World’s Fair, of which it was the main symbol.

Construction of the Eiffel Tower was completed on the 15th of March 1889 and was originally a color known as “Venetian Red.”

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11. Geronimo, 1904

Colorized by julius.colorization

Geronimo, a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Ndendahe Apache people, photographed at the age of 75 in 1904.

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10. Otto Frank revisiting the attic of the Secret Annex, 1960

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Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, revisiting the attic of the Secret Annex in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he and his family hid to avoid Nazi persecution from July 1942 until they were found and arrested by the Gestapo in August 1944. Photograph taken on 3 May 1960, the day Anne Frank House opened to the public.

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9. Nine Monarchs together at King Edward VII’s Funeral, 20 May 1910

Colorized by Marina Amaral

9 Monarchs photographed together at Windsor Castle in England for the funeral of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom on May 20th, 1910.

Standing, from left to right: Haakon VII of Norway, Ferdinand of Bulgaria, Manuel II of Portugal, Wilhelm II of Germany, George I of Greece, and Albert I of Belgium.

Seated, from left to right: Alfonso XIII of Spain, George V of the United Kingdom, and Frederick VIII of Denmark.

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8. Clint Eastwood sat on a motorbike with Manis the orangutan, 1978

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Actor Clint Eastwood sat on a motorbike with Manis the orangutan on his back behind the scenes of the 1978 film “Every Which Way but Loose.”

The film stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic and offbeat comedy role as Philo Beddoe, a trucker and bare-knuckle brawler roaming the American West in search of a lost love while accompanied by his brother/manager, Orville, and his pet orangutan, Clyde.

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7. Breaker boys, circa 1900

Colorized by rishicolors

A group of breaker boys at the Woodward Coal Mines in Kingston, Pennsylvania, pose for a photograph. Photograph taken in c. 1900.

A breaker boy was a coal-mining worker whose job was to separate impurities from coal by hand in a coal breaker. Breaker boys were primarily children, and the practice of employing children for this job did not end until the early 1920s.

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6. Serbian soldier and his father sleeping on the front line, circa 1915

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A Serbian soldier sleeps on a wooden pallet alongside his father who came to visit him on the front line near Belgrade, Serbia, in c. 1915.

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5. Children hiding and watching an aerial battle, 1940

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The children of hop pickers on a farm in Kent, England, photographed on the 3 September 1940, hiding in a slit trench on the edge of a field, watching an aerial battle occur above during the Battle of Britain.

This photograph was taken by Joh Topham and was used in American propaganda posters with the slogan “Help England And It Won’t Happen Here” to encourage people to join the war.

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4. Harlem Hellfighters returning to the United States, 1919

Colorized by Marina Amaral

The US Army 369th Infantry Regiment, better known as the Harlem Hellfighters, photographed on the deck of the ship ‘Stockholm’ on 12 February 1919 as they return to New York from Europe following the end of the First World War.

The Harlem Hellfighters is known for being one of the first African-American regiments to serve with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. They spent 191 days in frontline trenches which is more than any other American unit.

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3. White Wolf Chief John Smith, circa 1920


White Wolf, Chief John Smith, of the Chippewa people who lived in the Cass Lake, Minnesota area. Photographed here in the 1910s. Smith was reputed to have lived to the age of 137 when he died on February 6th, 1922.

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2. Frida Kahlo in a boat, 1936

Colorized by sebcolorisation

Artist Frida Kahlo photographed on a small boat at Xochimilco, Mexico, in 1936.

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1. African-American boys on Easter morning, 1941

Colorized by Marina Amaral

African-American boys on Easter morning, April 1941, in Southside, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph taken by Russell Lee.

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