This famous photo of the Hindenberg disaster was originally taken in black and white (hit the break for the original). However, thanks to Dana Keller and the Colorized History sub-reddit, we can now see it in color. The black and white image is impressive, but it fails to capture the magnitude of destruction. Your mind’s eye doesn’t colorize black and white all that readily. Thus, the “oh the humanity” quote may seem over the top when looking at the black and white. However, when you see a colorized version you might find yourself saying, “Oh the humanity” in a non-ironic way.
[Image Credits: Dana Keller via Twisted Sifter]