The Past Is A Foreign Country;

They do things differently there.

So wrote L.P. Hartley in the opening lines of The Go-Between.

But when we see photos of the past in colour, it helps bridge the gap that separates us from the world before 1960.

I love old photographs nearly as much as flags and maps, and have seen some collections of coloured (colourized?) black-and-white photos before, but another popped up earlier today on Facebook, and some of the images are amazing.

Check out some of these beautiful photographs put together by

Washington D.C., 1921