Media Drum's collection of colourised photographs brings a new appeal to some notable historical themes. While many black & white historical images are far from ordinary, their very familiarity can sometimes make them feel hackneyed. Colour gives freshness and immediacy to events that can seem remote.
The collection includes some hard-hitting topics: World Wars One and Two, the Irish Civil War, the Spanish flu pandemic, child labour, Victorian asylums and crime scenes. There are also more light-hearted scenes of football matches, celebrations of Armistice Day, and personalities such as Charlie Chaplin, all skilfully and sensitively colourised.
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