For history purists, colorizing old black and white or sepia-toned photos my seem sacrilegious. Black and white photos certainly have their own beauty, picking up nuances of light and shadow, and evoking emotions that a viewer cannot experience with a color photography. But, for some, color brings to life a time we mostly only see in black and white—so why not enjoy the best of both worlds?
This colorized photograph is a color interpretation of an image taken of Market Street in 1907 by the Detroit Publishing Company. It was colorized by David Moon. A larger and zoomable version can be found here. You can learn more about this colorization by reading the article on Nooga.com by Sean Phipps.