Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architecture
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Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris

Prepare to see the City of Light like you’ve never seen it before. For most of us, this pre-war city has always existed in black and white. But in these photographs, Paris is bursting with color. All the photos shown below were made 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.

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureMontagne Sainte-Geneviève street

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureRue Cambon street, 1918

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureNext to The National Residence of the Invalides, 1910

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureRepublic Square, 1918

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureRue Rambuteau street, 1914

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureRue du Pot de Fer street, 1914

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureLa Samaritaine department store, 1930

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureSaint-Denis street, 1914

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureMontparnasse street, 1914

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architecture

Rue Mouffetard street

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureHotel de Ville, 1919

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureCinema Pathé Gobelins, 1918

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureBourbon seafront, 1910

Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris -photography, paris, old, architectureBoulevard Exelmans, 1920

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