The Eiffel Tower stands one third complete. At 1,000 feet in July 1888, The tower has been repainted over a dozen times since, original colour of the Eiffel Tower during its construction was called 'Venetian Red' as shown in the photograph. "Photos Colorized" by photojacker. When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that.
Tugboats escort the stately British former ocean liner Queen Mary as she steams into New York Harbor on June 20, 1945, still wearing her ocean-gray camouflage and bringing thousands of veterans home from the war in Europe. Families and the press wait dockside in Manhattan to give the boys a rousing homecoming. (National Archives)