The story is undoubtedly fascinating.
Fueled by curiosity and a passion for the past, photographer Drew Gardner recreated portraits of some of the world’s most famous historical figures, featuring their direct descendants as models.
The series was not easy at all: The photographer had to locate the descendants and ask their permission to take their portraits , delving into the genealogy to see if the lineage was true. The professional paid a lot of attention to the smallest details and we can see that all the effort and dedication paid off! Believe it or not, but every costume and set was created from scratch, and everything was so authentic that it looks like it came straight out of a history book.
The photographer revealed that the inspiration for the series of photographs came when he was still 15 years old, when his mother said he looked a lot like his grandfather. Since then there has been a curiosity on Drew’s part to trace bloodlines and record similarities between them. Below, you’ll see 15 side-by-side images of historical figures and their direct descendants. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments:
1.Charles Dickens, 1858, and Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-grandson:
2.Emeline Pankhurst y Helen Pankhurst, su bisnieta:
3.Thomas Jefferson, 1800 and Shannon Lanier, the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson:
4.Liza De Gioconda, Monalisa and Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, a difference of 15 generations:
5.Napoleon 1812, and Hugo De Salis:
6.Charles II on the left, 1653, and Lord Charles Fitzroy on the right, 9 generations apart:
7.Oliver Cromwell on the left, 1653-1654, and Charles Bush on the right:
8.Frederick Douglass on the left, 1863, and Reuben L. Andrews on the right:
9.Berthe Morisot on the left, 1872, and a great-granddaughter Lucie Rouart on the right:
10.Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellingston on the left, 1824, and Jeremy Clyde on the right, the Grand Duke of the 1st Duke of Wellington:
11.Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the left, 1850, and Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin on the right:
12.Horatio Nelson, 1800 and William John Raglan Horatio Tribe:
13.William Wordsworth on the left, 1798 and his great-grandson Andtom Wontner on the right:
14.On the left Robert Clive, 1773 and on the right Robert Holden:
15.The inventor Isambard Kingdom Brunel on the left and his great-grandson on the right:
These were historical figures, but do you look like any of your ancestors? Leave us your comparisons in the comments! Share this gallery with your friends who love history.