SSG Daniel Felten turned me on to a really cool photo collection — color pictures from the First World War.
(Original link here.)
Every picture I’ve ever seen from WWI looks like we expect that era to look. Black and white moonscapes in the north of France, black and white corpses, black and white gore, black and white trenches, black and white soldiers wearing comical helmets, black and white politicians posing with black and white generals.
Seeing these same scenes in color somehow reminds me that WWI wasn’t really all that long ago, and that this fractured world is still suffering its effects.