Ang Kulay ng Kasaysayan

When we talk about the past and everything that happened in that bygone era, we always associate old, worn-out black and white photos to remind us about how people lived in those days.

Filipino women in traditional dress

When we talk about the past and everything that happened in that bygone era, we always associate old, worn-out black and white photos to remind us about how people lived in those days. It has become exceedingly rare to find colored photographs before 1950s unless if you're very rich or foreigner (American or European).

In the Philippines, all the photographs of the past are monochrome and it's virtually impossible to find old colored photographs. With the advent of photo-editing technologies and Photoshop, graphic artists can now relive the past and colorize old photographs so we can have a good idea the days when our grandparents lived.

In vivid colors, we can see the beauty of the countryside, the smile of lovely women and the hassles of everyday living. We can relive the sights of places that no longer exists or forever changed in course of time. These edited photographs look like they were taken recently even though most of these were shot at least 50 years ago!

Life was simple then. There was no television, no Internet, no cars and no distractions. It was pure unadulterated lifestyle where everyone in the neighborhood know each other and they went to church together. Life may not be convenient then but everyone is self-sufficient as they plant rice, rear livestock and buy what they need.

Most of these pictures were taken by Americans during the the Filipino-American War while some are from private collections. It is quite amazing to see how they managed to document everyday life as they saw it during that time. It would have been more interesting if there would colorized and remastered versions of old black and white films documenting life then.

These precious photographs serve as a window of our past so that we may remember way back when our bustling cities were once sleepy idyllic villages. It was a time when morality and modesty where put in high esteem and it shows the way people pose for photographs. It is interesting to know that the way some people look at the camera, they have this curious dread in their face like they're peeking as to what people are on the other side of the camera (or who would be looking at them in the photo).



Filipino women selling dried grasshoppers (c1920s)
Filipino girl posing at a nipa hut (c1910)
Camisa Church, Binondo, Manila (c1900s)
Preparing for a cockfight (c1904)
Filipino children at a bridge in Iloilo (August 1905)
Street musician playing at a crowd (1901)
Filipino women washing clothes (c1899)
Pasig River at the back of Escolta (c1900s)
Portrait of a Filipino woman (c1890s)
Street traffic in Binondo, Manila (c1901)
Filipino women at an old bahay na bato (c1900s)
Bamboo band performing (c1900s)
Filipino women making clay pots (c1900s)
American soldiers relaxing at a fishing village (c1900)
Filipino-Chinese mestiza in baro't saya
Transporting firewood at Pasig River (c1900s)
Filipino children at water hydrant (c1900s)
Chinese, American, Japanese and Filipino residents (c1900s)
Filipino children playing at Hotel de Oriente (c1900s)
Busy Rosario Street in Binondo, Manila (c1900s)
A girl in a Cebu church (c1900s)
Carabao-drawn carriage by the sea (c1900s)
Filipino girl by the palm tree (c1900s)
Filipino girls playing their dolls (c1930s)
People at a Manila marketplace (c1901)
Filipino children
Puente de Colgante suspension bridge in Manila (c1900s)
Filipino women washing clothes at Pasig River (1929)
Chinese pottery makers at Pandacan (c1900s)
Filipino men selling livestock (c1900s)
Dismounted Spanish cannons at Intramuros (1929)
Fruit sellers at Tondo (c1900s)
Bustling Manila marketplace (1901)
Scene outside Manila Cathedral (1910)
Funeral at La Funeraria Paz in Manila (1915)
American officials at Puerto Princesa (1910)

What can you see in the colorized pictures of the past?

Editor's Note: Without the work of these talented graphic artists and administrators of these Facebook pages below, we won't be able to marvel at these historical snapshots of the past. Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook.



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