Artist Colorizes 30 Old Photos, And It Might Change The Way You Perceive History

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Keeping memories alive can be done in many ways, but photographs are probably one of the most common ones. Photos capture a moment in history, memory and serve as a reminder of how it used to be. However, really old photographs are in black and white, so it’s often hard to relate to them and see yourself in that time.

That’s where digital artist Sébastien de Oliveira comes in. Sébastien uses Photoshop to color old photographs and give them more life. The people in the photos look much more realistic and the pictures become so much more inviting.

Sébastien told Bored Panda: “Sébastien de Oliveira, French, father Portuguese and mother French, I live in Paris, married, two daughters. For my background, I studied in a school of fine art in Orléans, with my specialization in illustration and photography, then I moved to Milan where I lived for 7 years and worked as an illustrator for architects and as an assistant for a fashion illustrator. I moved to Paris 17 years ago to become a retoucher for the fashion industry.”

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#1 Happy Anonymous Couple, 1948

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#2 Circus Girls In Sarasota, Florida, By Nina Leen In 1949

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#3 Blue Island, Illinois. The Senise Family Going To The Movie, By Jack Delano, Feb 1943

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#4 Chicago, 1941

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#5 Jacqueline Cochran, (1906-1980), 1939

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#6 Althea Gibson Winner Of The Wimbledon Championship With Her Compatriot Darlene Hard, 1957

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#7 Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) In 1956

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#8 Cars And Girls, 1942

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#9 Parisian Girls Enjoying The Fun Fair, Paris, 1935

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#10 Family Of Cherry Pickers By John Vachon, 1940

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#11 New York In 1942, By Marjory Collins

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#12 War Time Beach On An English Coast, 1941

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#13 Rainy Day In Pittsburgh, By John Vachon, June 1941

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#14 Along The California Highway Us99, 1937. By Dorothea Lange

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#15 Saturday Afternoon In Florence, Alabama, June 1942. By Arthur Rothstein

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#16 Bar At Central Park In New York By Marjory Collins, 1942

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#17 Anonymous, France, 1967

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#18 O’reilly Bar, New York, By Marjory Collins. 1942

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#19 Washington In 1935

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#20 Marilyn Monroe Resting On The Set Of The Misfits, By Eve Arnold, 1960

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#21 Young Actresses Having A Sun Bath For A Film Promotion During The Cannes Film Festival, 1955

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#22 American Soldier Return Home After Worldwar 1, 1919

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#23 Spectators At A Race In Worthington, Maryland, By Marion Post Wolcott. 1941

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#24 Family Picnic Along The Cane River Near Natchitoches, Louisiana, By Marion Post Wolcott, 4th July 1940

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#25 Bergman, Hemphrey Bogart And Michael Curtis On The Set Of “Casablanca” 1939

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#26 Union Station, Chicago By Jack Delano, 1943

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#27 Texas, 1939

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#28 Glen Echo Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, April 1943

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#29 Waiting For The Bus, 1943

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#30 French Soldiers On Leave In Paris, Gare de l’Est, 1916

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