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A Street Photograph From Every Year Since Its Inception (1838-2019)

In 1838 or 1839 the first photograph of figures in the street was recorded by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in one of a pair of daguerreotype views taken from his studio window of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. And with it, street photography was born. In this fascinating compilation by Guy Jones, we see a street photograph for every year since it’s ‘birth’ from 1838-2019. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/street-photograph-for-every-year-since-inception-in-1838/

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When WWI Soldiers Learned They Were Going Home (Colorized and Restored)

An incredible clip from Peter Jackson’s award-winning World War I film, They Shall Not Grow Old, which combines audio from interviews with WWI soldiers with authentic WWI footage that has been painstakingly restored, colorized and enhanced. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/when-wwi-soldiers-learned-they-were-going-home/

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The Tallest, Shortest, and Fattest Men in Europe, 1913 (Colorized)

Colorized by Jecinci In this colorized photo by Jecinci, we see Europe’s tallest known man (Cornelius Bruns) playing cards with Europe’s fattest man (Cannon Colossus) and shortest man (unknown) in 1913. According to sleuths and commentors on reddit, the original caption of the black and white photo reads: “Cannon, the giant Dutch colossus weighing 738 pounds, doing a game with the biggest Russian Casacque and the 70 year old Dwarf Chip” Did you notice that Cannon is also sitting on two chairs tied together? I wasn’t able to find much…

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Peter Jacksons Restored and Colorized WW1 Film is Unlike Anything Ive Seen

Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/peter-jackson-ww1-colored-and-restored/

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