In an earlier post, I described my memories of how folks used to hand-tint family pictures, performing the only kind of ‘photoshopping’ that was possible in that era. But things have changed a lot in the art of retouching, and nowhere is that more evident than what is now being done with iconic old pictures.
I suppose some might find the colorizing of historical images to be wrong, but no one would deny that the practice adds a startling element of realism. It’s almost magical. (Remember, if you want the time to study a picture more closely you can mouse over it and press the button that appears.)