Fascinating Video Footage of Daily Life in Paris in the 1890s
In this incredible archival footage taken by the Lumière company, production artist Guy Jones has faithfully speed correct and added sound, giving the high quality footage new life—and making it available for all to see on YouTube.
Seen above is a collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. See below for timestamps:
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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