Step into a Time Machine with This Incredible 4K, 60FPS Footage of New York City in 1911

Thanks to Sarah, who posted this very interesting clip.
Just click on the photo on her post to be taken to the original video.

First Night History

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‘Here’s something amazing to start your weekend off. The below video shows street scenes in New York City in 1911 but with a significant catch: the video quality has been boosted to 4K and 60 frames per second. It’s also been sharpened, colorized, and ambient sounds have been added…’

Source: Step into a Time Machine with This Incredible 4K, 60FPS Footage of New York City in 1911

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35 thoughts on “Step into a Time Machine with This Incredible 4K, 60FPS Footage of New York City in 1911

  1. Lovely stuff. Even without full colourisation, it’s very evocative. I thought it was interesting how many of the cars were still right-hand drive. I also remember trolley buses from my childhood; I wonder if it would cost less [and be more environment-friendly] to reintroduce those, rather than digging up roads for a new tram network? That tram tracks can also be hazardous for cyclists! Cheers, Jon.

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  2. Amazing, Pete! 😀 It brings the past alive and I love the old horse and carts, all human scale, the first cars were quite something! 😀 Thank you so much for sharing, my husband and I have enjoyed looking at this.

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  3. Bring back the horse! That should sort out global warming and stop people traveling so much and so far, no more pesky virus spreading 🙂
    I though the cars that were shown were great, the first cases of road rage clear to see 🙂

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    1. Apparently, I was on the last tram over Tower Bridge, as a baby. The trolley buses were still operating on the outskirts of London when I was young. 🙂
      I think they would like that film about the ‘fuel wars’ back then. They might even have been involved!
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. This is what my grandfather saw Pete. He arrived in NYC in 1906 and delivered ice with a horse and wagon to the tenement apartments in little Italy. He became a coal dealer and today his great grand children run one of the largest retail fuel oil companies in the northeast. Wonderful video! Best from florida.

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