On the 173rd anniversary of his death (today).
Finally emancipated from black and white.
Old Ireland in Colour writes:
…we bring Daniel O’Connell to life.
Combining AI techniques with human creativity to reimagine the Liberator, including: Colourising the only surviving photo of O’Connell; Animating portraits and Making him ‘talk’…
#OnThisDay in 1847 Daniel O’Connell died in Genoa.
🇮🇪 Founder of modern Irish nationalism
🗳️ Champion of democracy
👊 Fought for enfranchisement of Catholics
🗣️ Held “Monster Meetings” with crowds of 100k
🏛️ Elected but banned from seat at Westminster
🏰 Lord Mayor of Dublin pic.twitter.com/QNgQsu9bHH
— Tom Moylan (@moylato) May 15, 2020
Excellent O’Connell thread here.