Photographs from the American Civil War have a funereal air to them. Add color to these historical artifacts, and a weird thing happens: they spring to life. And in doing so, they almost seem more mundane. Jordan J. Lloyd, of digital image restoration company Dynamichrome, has added color to a selection of Civil War photographs. Consider it a reverse Instagram--rather than filter modern images through the amber lens of the past, Lloyd strips away all the nostalgia, leaving pictures that just feel strangely normal.
Three Confederate Prisoners
Three captured Confederates, Gettysburg 1863
Mathew Brady original, Jordan J. Lloyd Colorized