1840’s-1940’s World Landmarks IN COLOR!

These 10 photographs, in monochrome and then reconstructed color, are taken from the forthcoming book The Paper Time Machine, a collaboration between Retronaut and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. The finished book will contain 130 reconstructed color historical photographs arranged chronologically, chosen and introduced by Retronaut.

1. Apr. 1844 – Nelson’s Column under Construction, Trafalgar Square, London

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Landmarks in Color

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2. 1882 – Workers can be seen building the Statue of Liberty inside French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris.

Landmarks in Color

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Landmarks in Color

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3. 1880’s – The bell-tower of the Sacre Coeur Basilica can be seen under construction on the Montmartre Hill in Paris.

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Landmarks in Color

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4. Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, London.

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Landmarks in Color

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5. Jul. 1888 – Construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

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Landmarks in Color

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6. The renovations at Stone Henge in 1919 and 1920.

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Landmarks in Color

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7. May 31, 1932 – Inspection of the Washington, Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota.

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Landmarks in Color

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8. 1935 – Officials pose on the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover Dam, Arizona.

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Landmarks in Color

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9. 1934 – Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, California.

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Landmarks in Color

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10. 1942 – They covered the Taj Mahal in bamboo to disguie it from enemy bombers in WWII.

Landmarks in Color

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Landmarks in Color

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