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August 5, 2015

Beautiful Colorized Portraits of 7 Greatest Writers of the 19th Century as You've Never Seen Them Before


When most of us picture the past we imagine it in black and white. Hardly surprising when you consider the history of color photography. Although the first color photograph was taken way back in 1861 by Thomas Sutton, it wasn't until the 1970s that color snaps became everyday. Below are 7 great writers from yesteryear whose photos now look like they could have been taken yesterday.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, circa 1920.

Hans Christian Andersen, circa 1870.

Victor Hugo, circa 1880.

H.G. Wells, circa 1920.

Mark Twain, circa 1900.

Charles Dickens, circa 1865.

Walt Whitman, circa 1887.

(Photos credit: Sanna Dullaway and Dana Keller, via Ink Tank)




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