History doesn’t have to be just black-and-white.
Dynamichrome is a project dedicated to digitally reconstructing historical photos in color, offering a brighter glimpse into the past.
One photo even shows the Eiffel Tower in its original reddish-brown color. It’s been painted multiple times since then.
Dynamichrome’s director, Jordan Lloyd, teamed up with Retronaut website founder Wolfgang Wild to create a book featuring 130 of these photographs. “The Paper Time Machine” is currently being crowdfunded.
Check out some of the reconstructed historical photos below.
Officials ride in one of the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover Dam in 1935.
Gutzon Borglum and a superintendent inspect work on Mount Rushmore in 1932.
The Golden Gate Bridge is still under construction in 1934.
The Eiffel Tower is in the middle of being built in 1888.
Workers are busy putting together the Statue of Liberty inside French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris in 1882.