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The world was black and white before colour photographs and colour TV

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I didn't understand why old movies were in black and white. I was 70% sure that colors must have existed back then. I pondered over the problem for days...maybe weeks. I came up with several theories; I thought maybe it was because all the people were sick, or that they lost their colors somehow, or the hadn't discovered colors, or that people couldn't afford colors, or that they were like the old orthodox amish or something and chose to be in black and white. (no offense; I was just a stupid lil kid) But, if they were amish, I didn't understand why they were in movies.

anon
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I used to think in "olden days" the world was black and white.

Peter
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i have read so many children thought the world was in black & white because that could be the only explanation for black & white movies and photographs. I myself thought old movies and photos were faded. Since the colors in movies and tv shows and photos in the '70s were less saturated, they were on their way to becoming black & white. REALLY old photos were brown & white -- sepia-toned. I guess eventually all film would fade to zero.

cindy peterson
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I was looking at old black and white pictures of when my mom was little. Then once she was in middle school the pictures were all in color. I asked her when color was invented, she said somewere in the 1950's. Later I asked whose Idea it was to make trees green, and the sky blue and things like that, and she just said that God did that when the Earth was formed. I reminded her that she said color wasnt invented until 1950 and she laughed and explained to me that everything was colorful, but color film wasnt invented until the 1950's.

KP
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I used to believe that in the 'olden days' before I was born, the whole world was in black and white. I believed this because of the fact all the old tv shows were in black and white so i assumed that's how they filmed the world.

Amy
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When I was very young I watched a fair amount of black and white TV shows in the 1980s. (I had a fondness for Car 54 and Dennis the Menace on Nickelodeon). I somehow came to believe that television was always recorded in color ad that the whole world used to be black and white.

Apparently I had gotten the idea from a Dennis the Menace comic (I used to read it everyday, but Sundays inparticular). In one comic Dennis asked his father why TV was in black and white and his father tells him that the whole world was black and white. I was too young to realize this was the joke of the comic.

Still that would be interesting now wouldn't it? :-)

Anon
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i used to think the world was black and white beacause of black and white photos but then the world became colourful again!

Anon
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I used to think that when my parents were younger the world was in black and white. I got this idea from looking at pictures of my parents that was all in black and white. So I thought previously it was all black and white and only now is the world in color.

Aishah
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When I was little (about 6) I liked to look at the pictures of my parents that were in black and white. One day I asked my dad, "When you were little, was the world in black and white?" Obviously he told me the truth, but before then,(for about a year) that's what I thought.

Oobi-Dooby
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one time i asked my mom is the world was black and white when she was a kid. She just smiled at me and said, "No." I didn't believe her.

xJustinx
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I used to believe that people didn't see in color because all old TV shows were in black and white.

Andrea
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When I was little I used to look at the black and white pictures, which somehow gave me the idea that the world used to black and white.

Anon
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When I was young I belived that color was invented. I never saw pictures in color they were always in black and white so I thought someone came along and invented color.

Dan
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I used to think that in the 1950s, when my parents were little, the whole world was in "black & white." I guess I believed this because of black & white images I saw on old TV shows from that era.

Michelle
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When I was little I watched a lot of reruns of classic sitcom television. I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Leave It To Beaver, and Dennis The Menace were some of my favorites. Now, I knew that some things on TV were in black and white, and others in color. So, one day I asked my mom what it was like to live when there was no color. I thought there was a time in the world, when real life was in black and white. This in addition to trying to peek down below the TV screen to see the rest of the showering woman in the shampoo commercial.

Matt
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I used to think that there was no color AT ALL in the workd before color T.V.

Elliot
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i used to believe that when my Mom was a kid, everything was black and white.
Then, one day, everything changed and then there was color.
This explains why there was Black and White TV shows.

Timred
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When I was younger and would watch old reruns of black and white shows like "I Love Lucy" I really thought everything was black and white in real life. I thought if I was living in a time of the "Adamms Family" then all my clothes and skin and furniture would be black and white.

Morticia Adamms
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I used to believe that before the 1950's, the world was in black and white instead of color.

TJ
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I used to believe before color television people not only watched tv in black and white, but also lived life in black and white.

Erin
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