Mario Unger is a photographer, photoshop artist and musician from Austria who is currently fascinated with bringing old and damaged photos back to glorious, colorful life.

Mario's aim with his amazing editing skills is to reduce the feeling of time - bringing history to us in a way that is immediately more recognizable and relatable. Even though some of these photos were taken over 100 years ago they feel like we are living them again - that connection with history is real and very special.

What do you think? Do you feel a closer empathy with the subjects in Mario's restored photos? Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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#1

Unknown Woman, Ca 1880

Unknown Woman, Ca 1880

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反社会的 3 weeks ago

This is beautiful.

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#2

"Texas Couple, Ca 1900, One Of The Hardest Restorations And Colorizations I Did So Far. Working Time, About 15 Hours"

"Texas Couple, Ca 1900, One Of The Hardest Restorations And Colorizations I Did So Far. Working Time, About 15 Hours"

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Natasha Forchione 3 weeks ago

Looks like it was taken yesterday...WOW

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#3

Old Man, Photo By C.m.bell Ca 1890. Library Of Congress, Glass Plate Negative

Old Man, Photo By C.m.bell Ca 1890. Library Of Congress, Glass Plate Negative

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few colorization I like.

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#4

Not The Easiest Restoration

Not The Easiest Restoration

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Phantom Captain 3 weeks ago

Incredible!

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#5

Westover Landing, Virginia. Officers Of 3rd And 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Illustrating The Hardships Of War. 1862

Westover Landing, Virginia. Officers Of 3rd And 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Illustrating The Hardships Of War. 1862

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Caroline Cordery 3 weeks ago

I keep thinking I see some of them holding takeaway coffee cups.

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#6

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd), 1855

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd), 1855

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Mike Rumer 3 weeks ago

LLOKS LIKE DARTH VADER IN THE BACKGROUND.

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#7

Man 1890, Name K.c.holt, Photographer C.m.bell

Man 1890, Name K.c.holt, Photographer C.m.bell

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Caroline Cordery 3 weeks ago

They should sell that jacket nowadays.

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#8

Young Girl's Photo Restoration

Young Girl's Photo Restoration

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Chicago Kitty 3 weeks ago

I love old photos of people in their gardens, and that you placed roses in her hands.

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#9

The Photographers Daughter, C.m.bell 1870

The Photographers Daughter, C.m.bell 1870

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 3 weeks ago

I know this is morbid, so I apologize, but I look at old pics like this and it's fascinating to me that this child has grown, had children, lived a full life, and passed away. Yet, in this photograph, she will forever be three years old. life is weird.

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#10

Antietam, Md. President Lincoln And Gen. George B. Mcclellan In The General's Tent 3. Okt. 1863

Antietam, Md. President Lincoln And Gen. George B. Mcclellan In The General's Tent 3. Okt. 1863

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Chicago Kitty 3 weeks ago

Interested to know the story of the Confederate flag laying on the ground...

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#11

Arthur Morgan Chase, Ca 1916

Arthur Morgan Chase, Ca 1916

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Bukky Olaneye 3 weeks ago

Dapper gentleman

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#12

Joseph Dore, Ca 1862

Joseph Dore, Ca 1862

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Mary Taylor 3 weeks ago

I like the B & W pics the best, as that is how they would have been at the time.

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#13

Vintage Photo Restoration

Vintage Photo Restoration

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Chicago Kitty 3 weeks ago

Her rolled down stockings on the right- It was obviously hot so 0-flecks given.

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#14

Heavily Damaged Photograph, Ca. 1960

Heavily Damaged Photograph, Ca. 1960

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Hańka 3 weeks ago

The restoration of the face of that kid is not a success, looks creepy!

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#15

Vintage Photo Restoration

Vintage Photo Restoration

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Pretty Pangolin 3 weeks ago

Wonder who he was and what he did for a living...?

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#16

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875). The 17th President Of The United States

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875). The 17th President Of The United States

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Bukky Olaneye 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say this,but why does it look like he smells something disgusting

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