Sep 27, 2013 / 102 notes

Colorized History: Rotunda Fire at the University of Virginia || Charlottesville, VA || October 27, 1895

Taken by Rufus Holsinger, this photograph shows the infamous Rotunda Fire of 1895 that claimed the Jeffersonian building. More history can be found here

I had to crop the original photograph (which can be found here) due to damage that can be seen above. The photographer also added flames and smoke during development (visible in the strokes), apparently because they didn’t show up clearly enough, so I took the liberty of adding more smoke to approximate the actual amount that was present. 

© University of Virginia/Isaac Kim

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    I’ve probably reblogged this before and I certainly will again. I just LOVE this photo!! And the colorization is...
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    Why is my school on fire?
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