Stunning Photos Of Construction Of Iconic Landmarks Restored In Color

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Have you ever looked at an old black & white photograph and wondered how the people and objects actually looked like back then? Well, you don’t have to guess anymore. The forthcoming book The Paper Time Machine, a collaboration between Retronaut and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome, will offer you a vibrant glimpse into the past with its colorized historical photos… [Continue reading below…]

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The book will contain 130 colorized pictures alongside their original monochromes. “Each element in the monochrome images has been researched and colour checked for historical authenticity,” the authors of the book write on their Kickstarter. “As the layers of colour build up, the effect is disorientingly real and the decades and centuries just fall away. It is as though we are standing at the original photographer’s elbow.”

Intrigued to see the past in color? Scroll down for a collection of remarkable examples!

#1. The Eiffel Tower, Paris July 1888

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-9 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-10Image: roger viollet/getty. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#2. The Hoover Dam, United States c. 1935

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-15 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-16Image: bureau of reclamation. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#3. The Statue of Liberty workshop, Paris 1882

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-3 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-4Image: english heritage/heritage images/getty images. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#4. The Golden Gate Bridge, United States c. 1934

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-17 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-18Image: library of congress / chas. M. Hiller. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#5.  Nelson’s Column, London April 1844

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-1 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-2Image: sspl/getty images. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#6. The Sacre-Coeur, Paris 1880s

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-5 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-6Image: keystone-france/gamma-keystone via getty images. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#7. Mount Rushmore, United States May 31, 1932

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-13 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-14Image: libary of congress. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#8. Tower Bridge, London c. 1889

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-7 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-8Image: english heritage/heritage images/getty images. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#9. Stonehenge, England c. 1920

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-11 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-12Image: english heritage/heritage images/getty images. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

#10. The Taj Mahal, India c. 1942

colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-19 colorized-photos-historical-landmarks-construction-20Image: library of congress. Color reconstruction by Dynamichrome

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