Considering the history of photography color photos are a recent development and many historic photos are in black and white. To give as an idea of how the old days were, a colorizing group nicknamed r/ColorizedHistory have recreated historic photos in color.
This was done by digital technology after doing researches on the past fashion trends so that we can trace back to know how they appeared in real life. On this page you will find twenty such amazing recreations that will help you realize the history more closely. Visit the page to have a look. via Reddit/ColorizedHistory (via: TwistedSifter) | via boredpanda