Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris

Although some of these images might look like a modern day photography and some of them like painted pictures, actually it is real colored photographies, taken at the beginning of the 20th century Paris (France). All the images shown below were taken using Autochrome Lumière technology. It's an early color photography process, patented in 1903 and invented by the famous French Auguste and Louis Lumière, populary known as Lumière Brothers. They were the earliest filmmakers in history.

So, here it is! The city of love: the streets, the architecture, the people, interiors and grand events – all of them in their true colors.



  1. you could have mentionned your source

  2. Look like old Paris postcards. Gorgeous!

  3. Marvelous! Those brothers, what geniuses. Such depth, such great resolution. Way before their time---or anybody's time! Thanks.