Hugely Cleaned Up Film Footage Of New York In 1911

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It's amazing what can be done, image stabilization, upscaling, colorization and adding some appropriate sound. We are looking at real street scenes of New York,109 years ago, looks like it could have been filmed in the 80's, worth a look.

https://youtu.be/hZ1OgQL9_Cw
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    That was good! I hardly ever last for more than a couple minutes with a video...but was fascinated all the way through that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      That was good! I hardly ever last for more than a couple minutes with a video...but was fascinated all the way through that one.
      Yes, interesting to see what people were wearing, the fact that just about everyone wore hats, the mix of horse drawn buggies, carts and a few pre Model T Ford cars which I expect only the rich could afford. The abundance of Trams. And the total chaos of traffic on the roads, no traffic lights or rules to speak of..

      This one is even better quality, but amazingly it was shot in Paris, France in the late 1890's, over 120 years ago. Incredible cleanup of footage and no cars to be seen of course

      https://youtu.be/fo_eZuOTBNc
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Yes, interesting to see what people were wearing, the fact that just about everyone wore hats, the mix of horse drawn buggies, carts and a few pre Model T Ford cars which I expect only the rich could afford. The abundance of Trams. And the total chaos of traffic on the roads, no traffic lights or rules to speak of..

        This one is even better quality, but amazingly it was shot in Paris, France in the late 1890's, over 120 years ago. Incredible cleanup of footage and no cars to be seen of course

        https://youtu.be/fo_eZuOTBNc

        Arr, no the model T,s where hugely popular since they where affordable for the masses, Henry Ford, took mass production to a new level, and while he slashed the 10 hour day to around 8, he also brought in bonus paypackets if production numbers where maintained, usually for a few years.

        Unfortunately his regime, was inhuman, and toilet breaks where taken on line, literally, (l have read half of HF autobiography.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    At the end of the Paris film there seems to be one for Russia, too....won't do more tonight but will check it out tomorrow.


    I could not have survived as a woman back then - By the time I got the corset and all those clothes on - the day would be over. I don't know how they did it. I did notice only one woman smiling - not surprising when dressed ilke that.
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    • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I could not have survived as a woman back then - By the time I got the corset and all those clothes on - the day would be over. I don't know how they did it. I did notice only one woman smiling - not surprising when dressed ilke that.

      Nuthin' beats the swoosh of easy fabric as you cruisin' through the mall.


      Las' thing I would want is to hear the creak of a sinkin' galleon evry time I took a step.


      Plus also, when I chewin' on my dinnah, I don't want my tongue fightin' for space with my boobies.


      But we gotta bring back hats tho.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Fascinating time period. It seemed like about 50/50 horse drawn carriages to automobiles. Men's suits and ties are very close to what you still see today but the women's clothing styles are dramatically different. Kind of an eerie feeling that I have been on a few of those streets, maybe even stood or walked in some of the same spots as some of those people.

    I just rewatched an old Ken Burn's doc on the first cross country trip by automobile. At one point they had to wait days for some parts to be delivered by a stagecoach. Most of the towns they went through no one had ever seen an automobile.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    This one is brief,(2.14 minutes) but amazingly they got it to go widescreen, no sound but added music, notice a few cars.Paris 1900

    https://youtu.be/kghruabCk9g
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    6 celebrities have to survive 24 hours living and working as poor people in Victorian London

    Now that's a reality show. Uggghh

    https://youtu.be/ZUdOXhYwrgU
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  • Profile picture of the author NorthSection
    Pretty amazing is that somebody managed to track down the family in the car 4 minutes into the video. Here is a link to that follow up: https://youtu.be/-s70RI_QC70
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    a few pre Model T Ford cars which I expect only the rich could afford.

    https://youtu.be/fo_eZuOTBNc
    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    Arr, no the model T,s where hugely popular since they where affordable for the masses,
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    You may have missed his point there were less than 65,000 total Model T's built before 1912. So spread that out across the country their would only be so many in NYC at that time.

    The ferry's were interesting to watch the horse & carriages get off the boat and onto land. wonder how many horse & carriages they could carry. If that was the Brooklyn Bridge it has certainly changed a lot since that time period. Thanks for the video share.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      You may have missed his point there were less than 65,000 total Model T's built before 1912. So spread that out across the country their would only be so many in NYC at that time.

      The ferry's were interesting to watch the horse & carriages get off the boat and onto land. wonder how many horse & carriages they could carry. If that was the Brooklyn Bridge it has certainly changed a lot since that time period. Thanks for the video share.
      Yes, I looked it up and thanked Shanes post, first released in 1908 so as you say, in 1911 the spread of them in the US would still be relatively thin. None, at least not that many, motorised large vehicles around that time either as far as I know which would account for lots of transportation by horse and flatbed carts still going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    This one is brief,(2.14 minutes) but amazingly they got it to go widescreen, no sound but added music, notice a few cars.Paris 1900

    https://youtu.be/kghruabCk9g
    Yes, l showed my brother, (a film buff) the first one, and the 60 fps are false. But it was filmed in 4k, since 35mm formats where standard 4k.

    He most likely doubled up on frames to put the red label on his videos to get higher view rates.

    The second one is like another world, or alien to us.

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