Rare 100 Year Old Color Photos Of Paris Have Been Discovered And They Are Breathtaking

Black & white photos don't do the past justice.

Benn Qrandt
Created by Benn Qrandt
On Mar 9, 2016

Over 100 years ago, French banker Albert Kahn commissioned four photographers to take colorized photographs all around the world. Paris was one of their stops.


The colorization process is called Autochrome Lumière and was revolutionary for the time.


Patented in 1903 by the Lumière brothers, it was the principal color photography process before the invention of subtractive color film in the 1930s.


The photos resulting from this process are almost hyper-accurate & surreal.


Each photo reveals a full-color glimpse into the most beautiful city in the world.


Some are even haunting in their beauty.


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