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History books, for the most part, contain black and white photos. This is, of course, due to the fact that color photography may still be in its infancy at the time or probably wasn’t even invented yet.

So yes, it’s a given that majority of the images from the first half of the 20th century are merely in monochrome.

Marina Amaral, however, took it to herself to change that.

With her natural love for history and undeniably awesome Photoshop skills, Marina decided to add color to some vintage photos. The results, needless to say, are quite fascinating. The colors definitely added life and emotion to the old black and white pictures.

On her website, Marina wrote:

“Color has the power to bring the life back to the most important moments.

Coloring black and white photos is an art that requires a deep work of research, analysis of each object to make it be as realistic as possible, historical knowledge and enough respect to value and preserve every detail in each story. It is a complex process able to transport us to anywhere. When we look at the photo in color, we can easily have the feeling that we are living that moment again.”

Go scroll down and check the stunning colored versions along with the original b&w images:

1. The burning monk

1. The burning monk

2. Victim of American bombing

2. Victim of American bombing

3. An orphan boy in London

3. An orphan boy in London

4. A French boy introducing himself to Indian Soldiers

4. A French boy introducing himself to Indian Soldiers

5. Abraham Lincoln

5. Abraham Lincoln

6. Airmail pilot

6. Airmail pilot

7. Elvis and Priscilla Presley with baby Lisa Marie

7. Elvis and Priscilla Presley with baby Lisa Marie

8. Broad Street, New York

8. Broad Street, New York

9. John And Jacqueline Kennedy

9. John And Jacqueline Kennedy

10. Three French Kids looking at a German tank

10. Three French Kids looking at a German tank

11. Wobbelin Concentration Camp inmates

11. Wobbelin Concentration Camp inmates

12. Medics from the Us 5th And 6th Engineer Special Brigade

12. Medics from the Us 5th And 6th Engineer Special Brigade

13. A store owner

13. A store owner

14. Polish refugees

14. Polish refugees

15. Winston Churchill

15. Winston Churchill

16. Canadian soldiers during World War II

16. Canadian soldiers during World War II

17. Unemployed men In San Francisco

17. Unemployed men In San Francisco

18. New York on D Day

18. New York on D Day

19. Crew Of an Acs M10 (wolverine)

19. Crew Of an Acs M10 (wolverine)

20. Brothers Robert, Edward and John F. Kennedy

20. Brothers Robert, Edward and John F. Kennedy

Marina further said:

“Every completed work has gone through long and in depth research, and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere.”

Our hats are off to you, Marina, for your incredible work. Thank you for allowing us to see and appreciate history through new eyes.

Go check out more of Marina’s stuff over at her official site.

H/T: BoredPanda

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