A photographer is recreating pictures of historical figures using their direct descendants as models.

Drew Gardner is a photographer who loves history very much. And I mean it when I say I'm passionate. Just look at his most recent project, The Descendants. The man did a lot of research to find and get in touch with the descendants of famous historical figures so he could take their portraits for a series of side-by-side pictures. Drew even ensured that the models wore clothes like those in the historical photos.

Drew told Bored Panda in a recent interview that he got the idea for the project when his mother told him about 15 years ago that he looked a lot like his grandfather. This made the man wonder if he really did look like his grandfather and if people today would still look like their ancestors.

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1.Thomas Jefferson, 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson

2.Napoleon, 1812 And Hugo De Salis (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Napoleon

Drew said that knowing and recognizing the person was one of the most important things to look for in a photo, no matter what the person had done. It wasn't always possible, but that was where the photographer started.

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3.Charles Dickens, 1858 And Gerald Charles Dickens (Right) Dickens’s, Great-Great-Grandson

4. Emeline Pankhurst, And Helen Pankhurst (Right) The Great-Granddaughter Of Emeline Pankhurst

5. Frederick Douglass, 1863 And Reuben L. Andrews (Right)

6. Liza De Giocondo (The Mona Lisa) And Irina Guicciardini Strozzi (Right) The 15 Times Great Granddaughter Of Liza De Giocondo

7. Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Of Wellington, 1824 And Jeremy Clyde (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of The 1st Duke Of Wellington

8.Oliver Cromwell, 1653-1654 And Charles Bush (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Oliver Cromwell

9. Charles II, 1653 And Lord Charles Fitzroy (Right) The 9 Times Great-Grandson Of Charles II

10.William Wordsworth, 1798 Andtom Wontner (Right) Wordsworth’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson

11.Berthe Morisot, 1872 And Lucie Rouart (Right) The Great-Granddaughter Of Berthe Morisot

12.Horatio Nelson, 1800 And William John Raglan Horatio Tribe (Right) Nelson’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson

13. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1850 And Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin (Right)

14.Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1857 And Isambard Thomas (Right), Brunel’s Great-Great-Great-Grandson

15. Clive Of India, Robert Clive, 1773 And Robert Holden (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Clive Of India

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