Colorized rare historical photos that will leave you speechless

A Greek theatre in Taormina with the smoke from the eruption of Mount Etna on 18  May 1886.

Cabinet card image of chess automaton

Cabinet card image of chess automaton Ajeeb the Wonderful 1886.

Child trying to cut a sun beam, 1886

Child trying to cut a sun beam, 1886

Chinese travelling to market, 1886

Chinese travelling to market, 1886

Coming Home from the Marshes, 1886,

Coming Home from the Marshes, 1886, Platinum print – Peter Henry Emerson.

Damage after the Charleston earthquake of 31st August 1886

Damage after the Charleston earthquake of 31st August 1886

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Roosevelt captures three boat thieves unawares in the Dakota

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Roosevelt captures three boat thieves unawares in the Dakota badlands. March, 1886

Franz Liszt, by Nadar, March 1886

Franz Liszt, by Nadar, March 1886

Gathering Water-Lilies, 1886

Gathering Water-Lilies, 1886.

George Barker's Silver Springs Florida circa 1886

George Barker’s Silver Springs Florida circa 1886. National Gallery of Art Washington.

John L. McMonigle,1886

John L. McMonigle,1886.

Leaping the Chasm at Stand Rock,

Leaping the Chasm at Stand Rock, Wisconsin, 1886.

Mad” King Ludwig of Bavaria, The Drowned Swan King, von Frz. Werner, Munich

Mad” King Ludwig of Bavaria, The Drowned Swan King, von Frz. Werner, Munich, Cabinet Card, 1886

Parasol maker, by Adolfo Farsari, 1886

Parasol maker, by Adolfo Farsari, 1886

Pioneer women with horses and sod house

Pioneer women with horses and sod house Custer County, Nebraska  1886.

Reeds being harvested on the Norfolk Broads, England, 1886

Reeds being harvested on the Norfolk Broads, England, 1886

Ruins of McRae's Hotel, Te Wairoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, after the eruption of Mount Tarawera volcano

Ruins of McRae’s Hotel, Te Wairoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, after the eruption of Mount Tarawera volcano, 10th June 1886,

The Cow Boy 1888

The Cow Boy 1888.

Vancouver Police Department, 1886

Vancouver Police Department, 1886.

Spaghetti Eaters in Naples,1886.

Spaghetti Eaters in Naples,1886.

A busy street scene in front of the Royal Exchange building

Spaghetti Eaters in Naples,1886.

A Fisherman At Home in East Anglia, England, 1887.

A Fisherman At Home in East Anglia, England, 1887.

A group of men loiter in an alley known as 'Bandit's Roost' off Mulberry Street

A group of men loiter in an alley known as ‘Bandit’s Roost’ off Mulberry Street, New York 1887

Alexander III of Russia with his family in Gatchina c. 1887

Alexander III of Russia with his family in Gatchina c. 1887

An 18 year old Mahatma Gandhi, 1887

An 18 year old Mahatma Gandhi, 1887.

Bostian Bridge Train Wreck, Iredell County,

Bostian Bridge Train Wreck, Iredell County, North Carolina, 1887.

Cleopatra's Needle leaving Alexandria bound for London. 1887

Cleopatra’s Needle leaving Alexandria bound for London. 1887

Elvira Madigan's paramour Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, 1887

Elvira Madigan’s paramour Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, 1887

Georges Bouto and the Count

Georges Bouto and the Count de Dion in the Neuilly to Versailles motor race, 1887.

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