Turn-of-the-century Photos that Will Make You Stop and Stare

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All images via George Eastman House

There’s something about the soft graininess, stiffly displayed clothing, and all-over greyscale of antique photos that makes it hard to imagine the folks featured in them ever really existed — which is precisely why these photos from the George Eastman House collection are so arresting. With their unusually fine colorization, these ancient pictures roar into a reincarnated reality, making the people within them more alive than one would ever imagine possible.

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3 Responses to Turn-of-the-century Photos that Will Make You Stop and Stare

  1. Sarah 12/04/2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Lovely!! The man in the third photo down with the pink dressed lady……dreamy :)

  2. shaney 12/04/2012 at 7:44 pm #

    how lovely! especially the last one

  3. Angel 12/05/2012 at 2:40 pm #

    The second last one. The woman has such a pretty face.

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