13 Black And White Photos Transformed Into Full-Color That'll Make You Look At History In A Completely Different Way

Recently, I found out AI can recolor old photos, so scoured for photos from The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Library of Congress to see if AI magic could breathe some new life into some old photos. Here are the results!

1.This shoe from the early 1910s that would've made Dorothy jealous. Sometimes, it's hard for me to remember that garments from this era weren't in varying shades of gray.

2.This portrait of Lillian Russell, a reknowned stage actor and singer in the 19th and early 20th century.

3.This late-1800s group of tennis players who are wearing, quite frankly, the longest pairs of socks I've ever seen in my life.

4.This absolutely gorgeous photo of a French fashion show taken by Charles Reutlinger, a photographer who was all the rage in the 1800s.

5.This snapshot of American aviator Glenn Curtiss's wife, Lena, behind the controls of a plane in 1910.

6.This taxi from 1921 that's making me seriously wonder how long taxis have had total claim over the checkerboard pattern.

7.These swimsuits from pre-1910 that, having lived in California and Florida, make my armpits moisten just looking at them.

8.This photo of a baseball player on the New York Female Giants. In 1913, there were two New York Female Giants teams, red and blue.

9.This portrait of Abe Lincoln taken in 1865, the same year the US Civil War ended.

10.This vibrant Chinese dragon on parade during the Fourth of July sometime between 1910–1915.

11.This snapshot of William Howard Taft playing cards with his wife en route to the Philippines in 1900.

12.This photo from 1917 of Duke Kahanamoku, a five-time Olympic medalist who popularized the sport of surfing.

13.Finally, this photo taken of and by Francis Benjamin Johnston, a famous photographer at the turn of the century who made a lasting impact on women in photography.