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36 Realistically Coloured Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

Agus Echague

A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colourising historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. Historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of colour carefully planned and applied by artists like Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller, and Sanna Dullaway.

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  • Hillary Newman

    I've scrolled through these pictures about 4 times now! They are so powerful on their own, and the addition of color really makes them pop.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    These are gorgeous. Just goes to show how powerful film vs. digital can be.

    • Agus Echague

      It's seriously impressive how the recolouring can change more than just the looks. I'm really into old school photos. This twitter account posts a bunch, and they are all amazing:

      • Hillary Newman

        I can envision myself getting lost in that twitter feed!

        • Agus Echague

          Ha! Trust me: doom awaits you! :D