No, it’s not some rare technological marvel that’s been recently unearthed. These photographs of President Lincoln have been colorized digitally by artist Sanna Dullaway, who was commissioned by Time magazine for the project. It’s amazing how removing the abstraction of black & white entirely changes the feel of these photographs. Abraham Lincoln seems somehow more relatable, more human, more real. And I suppose that was the point—humanizing the man who was perhaps our most collectively beloved president. I’ve mentioned Ms. Dullaway’s work before on this blog, but this project really is a cut above. Check it out at the Time Lightbox photo blog.