Photos from WWI Recaptured with Modern Day Service Personnel
Commissioned by the Royal British Legion, the Edward Reeves studio recreated the photographs of soldiers from World War I with modern day service men and women, PetaPixel writes. The project is a part of Poppy Appeal 2015 campaign to raise support for the British military.
The E. Reeves studio was founded in 1858 and is one of the oldest in the world: many soldiers ordered pictures there before heading off to war. Now the great-grandson of the photographer, who shot the original photographs, recreated them with modern service personnel using the same large format camera.