the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

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Big Jay McNeely, Los Angeles, 1953. Original photo: Bob Willoughby, colourised by traquea on Reddit.

Is it the absence of colour that strips the subject of humanity in black and white photos or is it my brain?

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Collected by Twisted Sifter from the darkest corners of reddit, these famous shots from history have been colourised. It lends them a poignancy that ploughs through my objective, vaguely vacuous dislocation like a freight train.

This is really inconvenient. I don’t have much spare time as it is and now I have to go back and learn all the things again. Only this time, I’ll be paying attention.

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The aftermath of a bombing raid, 1945. Original photo: Toni Frissell, colourised by HansLucifer

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Albert Einstein, 1939. Colorized by Edvos on Reddit.

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Unemployed worker, 1939. Colourised by zuzahin on Reddit.

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Joseph Goebbels meets Alfred Eisenstaedt, a Jewish photographer, 1933. Original Image: Time & Life Pictures. Colourised by zuzahin on Reddit

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