From mad monk Rasputin's steely blue-eyed stare to a young Queen Victoria in white: Iconic images from history appear in full colour for the first time

Remarkable photos showing some of the most famous figures in modern history have been revealed in colour for the first time.
The images, dating from 1850 to 1960, have been compiled into a new book called The Colour of Time: A New History of the World.
Among the figures to feature in the photoseries are Britain's second longest-reigning monarch Queen Victoria, Russian mystic Rasputin and Lilliuokalani, the last Queen of Hawaii.
Also pictured in the collection are some of the most famous venues of the modern age, including the Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace and the notorious Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
The authors of the book say that by showing the images in colour they hope to give people 'a new way of looking at the world during a time of monumental change'.




The Baker test during Operation Crossroads, a series of two nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll. 25th July 1946. The purpose of the operation, which included two shots, ABLE and BAKER, was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on naval warships


Survivors at Buchenwald Concentration Camp remain in their barracks after liberation by Allies on April 16, 1945. Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Prize winning author of Night, is on the second bunk from the bottom, seventh from the left
Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia
Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia
Another picture in the series shows a young Queen Victoria brought to life in vibrant technicolour. She is best remembered for being Britain's former longest-reigning monarch
Another picture in the series shows a young Queen Victoria brought to life in vibrant technicolour. She is best remembered for being Britain's former longest-reigning monarch
Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, ruled China for almost five decades. The long time view portrayed her as a ruthless despot whose reactionary policies led to the fall of the Qing dynasty.
Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, ruled China for almost five decades. The long time view portrayed her as a ruthless despot whose reactionary policies led to the fall of the Qing dynasty.
Lilliuokalani, the last Queen of Hawaii. On January 24, 1895, Liliʻuokalani was forced to abdicate the Hawaiian throne, officially ending the deposed monarchy
Lilliuokalani, the last Queen of Hawaii. On January 24, 1895, Liliʻuokalani was forced to abdicate the Hawaiian throne, officially ending the deposed monarchy
The Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace was built specially for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria
The Egyptian Court inside the Crystal Palace was built specially for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria
From mad monk Rasputin's steely blue-eyed stare to a young Queen Victoria in white: Iconic images from history appear in full colour for the first time From mad monk Rasputin's steely blue-eyed stare to a young Queen Victoria in white: Iconic images from history appear in full colour for the first time Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:13 Rating: 5

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