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

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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    Some are even haunting in their beauty.

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    We can't get enough of these photos. What did you think? Want more? Let us know in the comments below.

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