When growing up, we learned about history in black and white.  The photos in textbooks were aged and in less than perfect condition.  But with image altering software such as Photoshop being so readily available, why do we need to view these images in black and white?

In this gallery you will find:  Colorized photos of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Pearl Harbor, and Vietnam.

If you would like an image colorized by the reddit community, be sure to check out http://www.reddit.com/r/picrequests/.  You will be surprised at how willing people are to help you out for free.