We are used to watching historic photos in monochromatic format, that’s why we are always filled with an extreme sense of fascination and wonderment whenever we encountered a historical image or video restored with color, especially if that historic image dates to 19th century from a iconic event such as The American Civil War. The photography was not invented until the 1820s, so the American Civil War was one of the first wars to be photographed.
TIME commissioned Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway to restore and colorize some of the most important pictures shot, in black and white, during the American Civil War. This is an interesting opportunity to try to reimagine the Civil war in lively and vivid colors.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Camp of Captain [John J.] Hoff., July, 1865