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