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The Civil War in color for the first time

jordan lloyd mads madsen civil war colorist colorized history

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

Two professional colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination with the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era.

British colorist Jordan Lloyd, 27, met fellow colorist Mads Madsen, 19, from Denmark when he started posting on Madsen's subreddit 'Colorized History'.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:02 PM

Wow, that's amazing.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:23 PM

Wonderful job, especially the Mark Twain photo. Shame the comment section can't appreciate it.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:33 AM

Very cool its awesome how they did this

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:07 AM

i love the idea of bringing more life to these pictures. it's odd how color makes people in the pictures seem more real, and less like historic dolls, or similar. i'd like to see this tried with some more pictures of ordinary soldiers, though.

imagine living in the early days of photography, and just how remarkable even a blurry picture would have seemed.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

Pictures look so much more vivid in colour, great work.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

Very cool.  I never knew that Mark Twain served in the Confederate Army.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

This is excellent work. Both men behind this project are supremely gifted.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:00 AM

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