These Newly-Colorized Historical Photos Reveal Shocking Things

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Newly colorized versions of famous Golden Age actresses, World War II-era soldiers, and prominent moments from the Kennedy administration show what life was really like back before the invention of digital photography. 

Elizabeth Taylor 

Elizabeth Taylor is pictured here on the set of Giant in 1956. She started acting in 1941, and this is one of her more beloved roles alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean. Did you know she was the last person James Dean was with before he was in that car accident?

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The Historic Stock Market Crash

October 29th, 1929 was the last day of the first stock market crash. The day was named "Black Tuesday," and was the day prices completely collapsed. This was the first big push into the country's Great Depression. 

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The More You Know

  • Adolf Hitler’s nephew William Patrick Hitler fought against the Nazi in World War II.
  • Benjamin Franklin Never Thought Turkeys Should Be the National Bird
  • Civil War General Joseph Hooker brought prostitutes along to keep his soldiers satisfied. His name is now synonymous with the profession.
  • There was a pig that was hanged during the French Revolution because it bit someone.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.