Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Civil War in COLOR for the first time: Painstakingly remastered images

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'. Initially it was Madsen who was colorizing images from the Civil War era, but Lloyd eventually got interested and now the two work together restoring the images, improving their technique by giving each other critiques. Madsen has been interested in the Civil War since he was 12, and was especially fascinated by all the images that emerged from the conflict. 'I love the fact that you can see veins in the eyes of humans born over 200 years ago as clear as day,' Madsen told MailOnline. With amazing attention to detail, the pictures that Lloyd and Madsen have rendered in color paint a picture of the era and its characters, heroes and villains...more

Of those published by Mail Online, I've selected the following to share here:

Abe Lincoln 1861

Robert E. Lee

U.S. Grant

Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

Major General George Armstrong Custer

16 year old Confederate Soldier Edwin Francis Jemison, killed a year later at the battle of Malvern Hill 

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