Rare color photos of Paris circa 1900 surface
By WGSN Insider

A rare collection of color photographs taken in Paris circa 1900 have surfaced, confirming that Paris remains remarkably similar 113 years later and, as always, timelessly photogenic.

Jan 28, 2013
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A rare collection of color photographs taken in Paris circa 1900 have surfaced, confirming that…Paris remains *remarkably similar* 113 years later and, as always, timelessly photogenic.  The city’s monuments (La tour Eiffel, Le Moulin Rouge, etc) and charmingly quaint neighborhood streets look virtually the same [save a few period-specific advertisements and the proliferation of flower-hawking ladies dotted about.  Oh, and the lack of cars and angry taxi drivers…].  One of the few glaring visual clues that these photos are indeed ancien is the presence of the old Palais de Trocadéro across the Pont d’Iéna, constructed in 1878 and dismantled in 1935.

Below, a series of our favorites.  See the full selection here.

 


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