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Amazing Color Photos of Famous People from the Early 20th Century

Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- we all know them as important people, and we remember them from the classic monochrome portraits gracing our textbooks (and also some websites). So, seeing some of their first or only color photos is nothing short of amazing. Take a look at some shared by Flavorwire after the jump!

When we speak of notable people from the past century, we often envision many of them in black and white, which is, of course, normal since color photography was not as widely-used back then as it was in the recent decades or so. Therefore, when Flavorwire shared with us some fascinating snaps of historical personalities from the early 20th century, we couldn’t help but show them to you as well. We invite you to step out from your monochromatic memories of people such as Charlie Chaplin, Mark Twain, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and flip through what may be their first or only known color photos:

Have you seen these color photos of some well-known personalities from the 20th century? Share your thoughts with us (or even point us to other color photos of historical people from the same era) with a comment below!

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1 comment

  1. canyeneas

    I always thought that the Tolstoi photo was a realistic paint
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