When Time magazine ran a cover story on Abraham Lincoln a couple years ago, it asked then-22-year-old Swedish photographer and artist Sanna Dullaway to colorize this famous image of our 16th president.
The makeover is eerily modern.
This was Lincoln’s last formal portrait, taken on February 5, 1865, just ten weeks before he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. The original was taken by Civil War photographer Alex Gardner and is held by the Library of Congress.
Here, too, is a song that was part of Lincoln’s 1860 campaign. The color and the song help make history seem a little more relevant to our contemporary senses.
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