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25 Colorized Portraits of US Presidents Who Lived Long Before Colored Photography

A picture is worth a thousand words, the famous saying goes. And it is very true, but it's also true that various pictures can give you a different amount of information. An old and damaged photograph, for example, however highly valued and cherished it may be, will not be as relatable as a colorized and restored version of it, especially for the younger generations that are so used to color photos. This is exactly the concept behind a series of beautifully restored and colorized photographs of US presidents we're about to share with you.
They have been created by a talented digital artist and photographer James Berridge, who decided to start this project after he had completed a restoration of Abraham Lincoln's photo portrait and received an incredible response from people. "I've never really been able to see Abraham Lincoln as an actual person before now," people praised him in the comments. As a result, Berridge colorized and restored over 20 portraits of presidents who had lived and served the US before color photography had been invented.
See more of James Berridge's works by visiting his Facebook Page or Instagram.

1. 16th President: Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

Photo Restorations of US Presidents 16th President: Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

2. 6th President: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

3. 26th President: Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

4. President Pro Tempore for a Day: David Rice Atchison (1849)

5. 17th President: Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)

6. 9th President: William Henry Harrison (1841; passed away of pneumonia after 31 days)

7. 8th President: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

8. 19th President: Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

9. 27th President: William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

10. 28th President: Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

11. 11th President: James K. Polk (1845-1849)

12. 10th President: John Tyler (1841-1845)

Photo Restorations of US Presidents 10th President: John Tyler (1841-1845)

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13. 13th President: Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

14. 29th President: Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

15. 22nd And 24th President: Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)

16. 15th President: James Buchanan (1857-1861)

17. 20th President: James A. Garfield (1881; assassinated after a year) 

18. 18th President: Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

19. 30th President: Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

20. 25th President: William Mckinley (1897-1901)

21. 12th President: Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

22. 14th President: Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

23. 21st President: Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)

24. 23rd President: Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

25. 7th President: Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

Photo Restorations of US Presidents 7th President: Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
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