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New rule about colorized photographs - Mod applications

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Submission Rules

  • Include an accurate description of the photograph (event, location, war, year, etc) in the title.
  • Titles should not include commentary, opinion or information about the circumstances surrounding the person/event in the image. Please add commentary and supplementary information in the comments.
  • Titles should not include any political or cultural interpretation or observation.
  • Include the date of the photograph in the title.
    • If you cannot find the date after a concerted effort, then a rough estimate or simply saying unknown date will suffice.
  • Include the resolution in [brackets] in the title.
  • Posters, illustrations, compositions and postcards are not permitted. Please only submit historic photographs.
    • Videos, collections, interactive images/websites, and articles are not allowed.
  • Pictures of family members are not allowed in r/HistoryPorn unless they were taken in the context of a verifiable, historically significant event. Please consider submitting those images to /r/thewaywewere or /r/HumanPorn.
  • Images submitted here must be of historical events, taken at least 20 years ago.

  • Post Limit - Please limit your submissions to no more than two (2) per calendar day so as to give others a chance for their content to be seen as well!

  • Colorized photographs need to be tagged with [Colorized] and link to the original photograph in the comments.

  • Colorized photographs that take too many artistic liberties will be removed, this includes (but is not limited to) removing details or adding things like patterns on clothing that are not visible in the original.

  • Images that have been resubmitted within the last three months will be removed.

  • Make sure your image is hosted by an approved host.

  • Regarding reposts: it is not a repost unless it was posted to /r/HistoryPorn within the last three months, or if it's already in the top 100 of all time.

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    Photograph of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who became well-known for living in an airport for 18 years. 2004.

    After arriving at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, he was unable to prove his identity or refugee status and was detained in the waiting area for travelers without papers.

    He lived, studied, slept, and talked with the airport staff from August 26, 1988, to July 2006.

    His bizarre story inspired multiple movies, most notable ‘The Terminal’ staring Tom hanks.

    Source: https://historicflix.com/mehran-karimi-nasseri-the-man-who-lived-in-an-airport-for-18-years/

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    Mulberry B harbour 'Port Winston' at Arromanches - centre and left were 'Spud' pier heads with floating piers of 'Whales' and 'Beatles'. At right was (2000 ft) (610 metres) of 'Swiss Roll' – Normandy, France, c. September 1944. [800 x 802]

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    Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling meeting with KMT officers in Taiwan, 1950s [1327x886]

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    Kinkakuji in Kyoto burning after a dissatisfied monk set light to the temple. c1950 (383x518) FYI, the temple we see today is the 3rd one.

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    Harry Halvorsen, a diver in the Eastland disaster rescue efforts. Chicago, July 1915. Photo by Jun Fujita. [450x555]

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    Astronaut Dale Gardner advertises two satellites (partially seen in the lower right) that are to be returned to Earth via the Space Shuttle. November 14 1984. [1536 x 1016]

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    Refugees from the Mexican revolution arriving in Marfa, Texas, in 1914. [816 x 772].

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    Negotiations for the surrender of Vichy French forces from the Diego-Suarez base. May 1942, beginning of the Allied invasion of Madagascar. [800x616]

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    Bukharian Jews at the Bukharan Quarter of Jerusalem, 1927 [250x178]

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    Mob during the Farhud pogrom against Jews in Iraq. June, 1941 [700 x 394]

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    1914. Sarajevo. Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Archduchess Sophie, just before their assassination by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip that catalyzed World War One. [2208 x 1312]

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    Spanish troops arriving in Manila, Spanish Phillipines,1896. [1066x1430]

    Troops from mainland Spain (and presumably Caribbean territories) being welcomed in the capital of the General Capitancy of the Phillipines.

    The islands would remain Spanish 2 more years until the 1898 Spanish-American war.

    The "Moro conflict" was ongoing during this time, where Spanish troops and Filipino catholics fought against muslim rebels in the southern part of the Phillipines, and these arriving troops would probably be sent there.

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    A Salesman getting his motorized roller skates refueled 1961. [1568x1578]

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    Mummies near Great Pyramid of Giza, 1865 [800x990]

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    CIA pilot Allen Lawrence Pope languishing in an Indonesian hospital ship after his plane was shot down during the PRRI/Permesta rebellion. He was sentenced to death but set free in exchange for 10 C-130 Hercules. May 18, 1958. (960 x 555)

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    Hawker Hurricane pilots of No. 486 Squadron RNZAF, 1942 [1500X1163]

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    Gurkhas and their British officer of the Nusseree Battalion taken during the Indian Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. Circa 1857-58. [1077x850]

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    Spanish cavalry in Puerto Rico. Spanish-American war, 1898 [519x688]

    One of the few remaining pictures of the 400 year Spanish rule over the island of Puerto Rico, that abruptly came to an end after the Spanish American war of 1898

    Since the arrival of Columbus until this picture was taken, the island was entirely a Spanish province.

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    Cpt Clyde Smith and Lt Ben Moody preparing to launch their A-6 Intruder off the deck of the USS Coral Sea for a mission to Haiphong, North Vietnam in support of Operation Linebacker. 9th May 1972. [2520x1701]

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    Railroad car inspector on job, Altoona, Pennsylvania 1940 [1524x1591]

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    Princess Margaret inaugurates the first sitting of the Parliament of the West Indies Federation. 22 Apr 1958, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The Federation was intended to regain independence for the British Caribbean as a single nation, but it fell apart due to internal disputes. [595x480]

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    Hostage hanged at a balcony, one of the 99 civilians murdered as reprisals from the Waffen SS division 'Das Reich'. Tulle, Corrèze, France. June 9, 1944. [661x957]

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    General Leclerc giving orders to his men, liberation of Paris 1944[1024x950]

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    Reinforcements with the US 4th Infantry Division arrive in Normandy - June 9, 1944. Original Color Picture in LIFE Magazine by Ralph Morse. [964x1440]

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    OMAN | June 9th, anniversary of the Dhofar revolution 09.06.1965 - 11.12.1975 { 640 × 480 }

    June 9th, 1965, Oman, region of Dhofar The anniversary of the Dhofar Revolution against tyrannical authority, injustice, poverty, plunder, murder, slavery, the arrest of free people, and the oppression of the people, a revolution to revive the Omani people, a revolution to liberate the free Omani, a revolution that created the current present of Oman.

    The Dhofar Revolution was not the first in Oman! Nevertheless, it was preceded by the Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar Revolution), but it did not achieve such wide spread in that time, As for the Dhofar Revolution, it was the longest in the Arab world and extended for ten years, from 1965 until its fall in 1975.

    The revolution, at its beginning, had its basic and main goal to change the lives of the Dhofar and Omani citizens for the better.

    And When the revolution imposed its rule on some areas of Dhofar, such as the western region of Dhofar, and the revolution tried to get rid of tribalism in the lands over which it imposed its control, for instance, the revolution was able to abolish tribal ownership of the lands and the rent calculated on them! The lands and wells that were under the control of some tribes became public property. Some social customs were also abolished, such as dowries and (the Shehir culture ), something that prevents women in Dhofar from inheriting land and slaves, and the prohibition of female circumcision, although social norms are among the most difficult ideologies to change.

    The revolution was destined to change all of this, but as the Lebanese journalist and writer Saleem Al-Lawzi said about the Dhofar Revolution: "The revolution that began to eat its children before it reached power.”

    On the other hand, the aims of the revolution changed!They became greedy, They knew that the revolution no longer wanted the interests of the Dhofar people, but rather wanted the interests of themselves.

    Everyone quickly left the revolution and joined the Sultan and the government of Oman, (Right of the picture, Sultan Qaboos, left side fig1 ) The revolution began with heinous acts, such as killing and executing the Dhofaris, in addition to subsequent unfortunate events, which made the Dhofaris realize the matter too late.

    They created the valiant division forces. They were irregular divisions that fought with the government against the revolution in defense of their land, which was soon stolen from them. In 1975, the division forces were able, along with Sultan Qaboos bin Said, to expel the revolution from Dhofar.

    This report was written by Moaadh, helped from Dublan Al-Hakli

    Oman, Dhofar Oman, Muscat

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    Future Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin after shooting down an enemy MiG-15 in the Korean War (1953) [1144x768]

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    Photo of a young samurai. Japan, around 1900 [1359x2020]

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    Soldiers of the 1st Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the front line on Hill Žuč near Sarajevo. The Battle for Žuč Hill was held on June 8,1992, and it was one of the decisive battles for the defense of Sarajevo. (08.06.1992) (550x348)

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    Flotilla of ships and boats sails into New York for the U.S. Bicentennial celebrations (1976) [2560x1508]

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    John L. Burns who despite being 69 years old at the time and a civilian fought for the Union Army in the battle of Battle of Gettysburg. Photograph taken in July 15, 1863 [630x807]

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