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Adding Color to History

Edited By: David Borg
 If you love history then you'd better hold onto your hat, since what you're about to see is really going to blow you away! Marina Amaral is a professional colorist from Brazil who specializes in adding color to really important historical photos, some of which date as far back as the 19th century! We've gathered a collection of 20 of her most interesting works alongside the original monochrome photos for reference. Take a look:
 
1. A photographer using a backdrop to hide the ruins of Warsaw, 1946
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2. A portrait of Maple Creek's Cree Man, Canada, 1903
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3. A picture of Queen Elizabeth II in her younger days
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4. A rare photo of Marie Curie in her lab
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5. JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on their wedding day, September 12th, 1953
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6. The 19-year-old Russian WWII sniper, Roza Shanina, who racked up 59 confirmed kills over the course of the war
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7. Four women pilots leaving their plane, Pistol-Packin' Mama, 1944
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8. The British WWI soccer team in France, 1916
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9. Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with his wife and son, 1947
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10. When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin
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11. Italian Immigrants arriving on Ellis Island, 1905
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12. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1860
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13. Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination triggered WWI
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14. Thomas Edison on one of his camping trips, 1921
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15. The legendary James Dean, c.1954
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16. RMS Mauretania, 1909
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17. Winston Churchill with his son and grandson on Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Day, 1953
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18. A group photo from the 5th Solvay Conference on quantum mechanics, 1927
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19. A young Winston Churchill when he was in the 4th Queen's Hussar's Cavalry, 1895
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20. The Titanic shortly before it left port, 1912
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Source: Marina Amaral
H/T: boredpanda

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