In 1914, Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon started working on the project called “The Archives of the Planet”.

They went around the world and took pictures of what they saw using the photography technique called “Autochrome Lumière”.

Below you can admire the classical look of Paris:

rue Cambonrue Cambon

Place de la RépubliquePlace de la République


Avenue HocheAvenue Hoche

Avenue HocheAvenue Hoche

quai de la Corse - rue Xavier Privaquai de la Corse – rue Xavier Priva

Carreau des HallesCarreau des Halles


rue Rambuteaurue Rambuteau

Place de la RépubliquePlace de la République

rue Basfroirue Basfroi

Also View: A Window to The World: Paris in the year 1890

Quai des CélestinsQuai des Célestins

Porte de Saint-CloudPorte de Saint-Cloud


The one-legged veteran dressed in uniformThe one-legged veteran dressed in uniform

pont au Double - Foch - Quai de Montebellopont au Double – Foch – Quai de Montebello

The Eiffel TowerThe Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, NightThe Eiffel Tower, Night

The Grand PalaisThe Grand Palais

The Grand Palais - Paris Air Show, 1909-9-30The Grand Palais – Paris Air Show, 1909-9-30

Les InvalidesLes Invalides


la Samaritainela Samaritaine

Cinéma des Nouveautés-Aubert Palace - Grands BoulevardsCinéma des Nouveautés-Aubert Palace – Grands Boulevards

pont de Grenellepont de Grenelle

Île Saint-LouisÎle Saint-Louis

Le port d’AusterlitzLe port d’Austerlitz

Seine RiverSeine River

Notre DameNotre Dame

Also View: The classical color of Paris in the year 1910

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