A Touch of Color.

Colorized photos change the way we look at old photographs and history.

There's something magical about black-and-white photography. No hiding behind a play of colors. Just lines, shadows and a complex simplicity. It almost makes the people, places and events in this pictures seem magical, mythical and unreal. But what happens when we add color back into these scenes? See picks from reddit's Colorized History and share how it changes how you look at the photo.

Above: Man with Pigeons by Vivian Maier, circa 1955

Colorization: photojacker

Clint Eastwood works on his Jaguar, circa 1960

Colorization: malakon

Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, circa 1963

Colorization: BenAfleckIsAnOKActor

Ted, Bobby and John F. Kennedy, circa 1963

Colorization: BenAfleckIsAnOKActor

Marilyn Monroe, circa 1962

Colorization: malakon

Rita Hayworth, circa 1965

Colorization: malakon

Louis and Lucille Armstrong in Cairo, circa 1961

Colorization: photojacker

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945

Colorization: zuzahin