[WATCH] New York City in 1896 - Restored Footage

Restored footage from 1896 of the traffic of pedestrians, carriages, and trams on Broadway in New York City, United States. This footage was filmed by pioneering French filmmaker Alexandre Promio, who worked for the Lumière brothers assigned to market and present motion pictures worldwide. Between April 1896 and September 1897 Promio visited several cities around the world to demonstrate the new technology and capture footage.

Footage frame rate increased, upscaled, and “colorized” by HistoryColored using AI technology. Footage originally from: Broadway, Lumière Archives

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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