Ever thought what was the color of Abraham Lincoln’s hair? Most of us probably see him in black and white in our minds because of all the old pictures, yet a Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway decided to give the past a high resolution color makeover. She retouched some historic and iconic pictures we’ve grown so familiar with, and recreated them in color.
Sanna presented these pictures as a way to promote her services of photo restoration. What was intended to showcase her great photoshop skills, instantly went viral and turned into a huge debate on mocking the past. Some users got really upset with Sanna inventing the coloring of the historic moments, while others appreciated how she brought back the emotional impact of the scenes. Whom do you side with in this debate?
Self-Immolation of Thich Quang Duc
Operation Crossroads, Baker Event at the Bikini Atoll
Victory Over Japan Day in Times Square