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Rare colour photos of Paris from almost a century ago

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Rare colour photos of Paris from almost a century ago
Photo: Jules Gervais-Courtellemont
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Take a walk back through time and see how Paris looked - in colour - in 1923, thanks to a series of photos taken by Jules Gervais-Courtellemont.
Photographer Jules Gervais-Courtellemont mastered the technique of taking colour photographs using Autochrome, an early process patented some 20 years early by France's own Lumière brothers.
 
The Frenchman, who worked for National Geographic, captured these snaps of the City of Light almost 100 years ago, showing a somewhat familiar Paris as well as some fantastic fashion from the 20s.
 
 
A marketplace fills the street. 
 
Paris' Grand Palais
 
 
The Eiffel Tower
 
Children play on the streets
 
Guards take a break outside a Metro station
 
A street view of the Porte Saint Denis
 
The Moulin Rouge at Montmartre
 
All images: Jules Gervais-Courtellemont
 
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