1896-1900 Paris Color Sound
Videographer Guy Jones managed to get original Lumière Company footage of Paris, France during 1896-1900, and wanted to do some restoration work. So, instead of just cleaning up the artifacts, he added color, thanks to DeOldifty software, corrected the speed, and added a few authentic sound effects to really give people today a glimpse into the life of Parisians during those years. Read more for the clip and additional information.



For those who want exact time stamps of what you’re seeing, here is a simple breakdown: 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).