Restored Video Lets You Experience the Sights and Sounds of Daily Life in 19th Century Paris

Extraordinary video taken around 1900 shows what Paris looked like at the beginning of the last century. See people over 100 years ago going about their day.

Ever wondered what people looked like 100 years ago? This video shows clips from Paris, France, between the years 1896 and 1900. Amazingly, the restored video looks like it was shot today, just enhanced with a filter.

It’s amazing to watch people go about their daily tasks, driving down the street, walking to work, all looking like they stepped through a window in time. I’m fascinated by the fashions of the time. How long did it take ladies to get dressed in the morning, I wonder?