When we think of the past, we often think of it in black and white. After all, most historical photos that we've seen from the first half of the 20th Century are in monochrome, and because of this, it's easy to forget that color actually existed back then.
Thanks to photo restoration artist Marina Amaral however, we can now view history through a whole new lens with these stunning colorized vintage photography shots. Combining her fascination with history and her interest in Photoshop, Marina brings the black and white photos of the past to life in a new and colorful way. The effect creates a more intimate portrayal of history and allows a contemporary audience to connect to the past more deeply and emotionally.
As the artist notes on her website, "When we look at an old photo in color, we can easily have the feeling that we are living that moment again." Take a look at the beautiful pictures below to see just what she means.