Up until the 70s, colour photography was exceptionally rare and most snaps were taken in black and white, leaving us with an eerie and monochrome understanding of the world before our time. Thanks to recent advances, modern technology now allows us to colour in these photos from history and the results are, well, unbelievable. Prepare yourself for a view of history as youve never seen it before.

Claude Monet, 1923. If anybody deserves to be coloured in, its this guy.