1890s Paris Daily Life Converted Into Color and Sound

1890s Paris

They used the footage originally taken by the Lumière Company, videographer Guy Jones then restored and speed corrected the black and white footage, adding sound as well to this incredible new video, which will give you a taste of life in the 1890s in Paris.

Finally, Ignacio López-Francos added colorization to the film using a program called DeOldifty. Below is a timestamp of the locations seen in the video above:

0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896)
0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900)
1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899)
2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897)
3:24 – Passing of a fire brigade (1897)
3:58 – Tuileries Garden (1896)
4:48 – Moving walkway at the Paris Exposition (1900)
5:24 – The Eiffel Tower from the Rives de la Seine à Paris (1897)

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