I never seriously thought about what famous historical figures would look like in color until I came across the work of Mads Madsen, a skilled 18-year-old photo manipulator. Fortunately, Madsen had enough curiosity and expertise to colorize old photographs of historical icons. Now we can see what well-known people like Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, and Charles Darwin might have looked like in color:

If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this colored picture of Charlie Chaplin was the original photograph. Madsen’s photo manipulations look so realistic!

To see more of Madsen’s work, check out the gallery, Madsen’s page, or the original source! [via Huffington Post]

Image Source, Image Source