The Past in Colour - Gallery

Thumbnail image of Charles Darwin, British naturalist, 1878. Artist: Unknown

Our digitisation and restoration team continue to create exceptional colourised works. Have you ever wondered what Darwin, Queen Victoria or Einstein might look like if photographed in colour? Well our team have created just that! With scrupulous research and great artistry these works aim to bring the past alive and that little bit closer.

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian neurologist. Artist: Unknown
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Newspaper boy with news of the Titanic disaster, 14 April 1912. Artist: Unknown
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Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist and critic, early 20th century. Artist: Unknown
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Queen Elizabeth II returning to Buckingham Palace after her Coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Oscar WiIde, Irish writer, wit and playwright, c1890. Artist: Unknown
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Charles Darwin, British naturalist, 1878. Artist: Unknown
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Winston Churchill making his famous V for Victory sign, 1942. Artist: Unknown
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Christine Keeler arriving at the Old Bailey, London, 1963. Artist: Unknown
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Thomas Hardy, English poet, novelist and dramatist with his second wife, Florence, 1912-1928. Artist: Unknown
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Herbert George Wells, British novelist, 1914.Artist: Emil Otto Hoppe
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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Mrs Simpson) at the Chateau de Cande, France, 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Princess Elizabeth aged nine, 1935, (1937). Artist: Unknown Artist: Marcus Adams
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Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer, 1854. Artist: Unknown
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Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet, mid 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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William Ewart Gladstone MP, British Liberal Prime Minister, 1882.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
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Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, c1890. Artist: Unknown
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French artist, 1917. Artist: Unknown
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Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, British Conservative Prime Minister, 1881.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer, 1857 (1956). Artist: Unknown
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Jules Verne, French novelist, 1877.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
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Walt Whitman, American poet, c1880s.Artist: Mathew Brady
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Charles Darwin, British naturalist, 1878. Artist: Unknown
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Guglielmo Marconi, Italian physicist and inventor, 1926. Artist: Unknown
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Albert Einstein, German-Swiss mathematician and theoretical physicist, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born American inventor, 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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Alice Keppel, English socialite, 1906 (1964). Artist: Unknown
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Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer, c1900. Artist: Unknown
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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), English biologist, 1890.  Artist: W&D Downey
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Henry Morton Stanley, African explorer, 1880.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
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