Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

THE HOOVER DAM, UNITED STATES c. 1935

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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: BUREAU OF RECLAMATION. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME
Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome has colorized an incredible series of 130 historical monochrome photos, which were meticulously selected by Retronaut website founder Wolfgang Wild.

The collaborative project is entitled, The Paper Time Machine, and the two have launched a crowdfunding campaign to have the project published.

Officials ride in one of the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover Dam, Arizona.

 Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS JULY 1888


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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

THE TAJ MAHAL, INDIA c. 1942

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IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Covered in bamboo scaffolding to disguise it from enemy bombers, the dome of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, looks almost as if it is being built during WWII. Private First Class John C. Byrom, Jr., of Waco, Texas, trying to catch a goldfish in the marble-lined pool at the approach to the Taj Mahal. Observing are Corporal Anthony J. Scopelliti and Private First Class Ray Cherry.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, UNITED STATES c. 1934

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IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / CHAS. M. HILLER. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

The Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, California.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

NELSON’S COLUMN, LONDON APRIL 1844

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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: SSPL/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Nelson’s Column under Construction, Trafalgar Square, London. This image suggests industrious advances in the construction of the column. However, when Talbot took this photograph the building work had actually been halted while the government took over the project from the building committee whose funds had run out. Talbot invented the negative/positive process for making photographs between 1835 and 1839. Any number of prints could be made of a single image from the negative.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON c. 1889

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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, to designs by Sir Horace Jones. It was designed so that the central section could be raised to allow the passage of ships to and from the busy wharves of London.

 Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
 THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WORKSHOP, PARIS 1882
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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Workers build the Statue of Liberty inside French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris. The background shows the carved arm of the statue. At the back (right) are smaller models of the arm and the head.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

STONEHENGE, ENGLAND c. 1920

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IMAGE: ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

A view of a trilithon being re-erected during Lieutenant-Colonel Hawley’s excavations and renovations at Stonehenge in 1919 and 1920. The monument itself dates to circa 2000 B.C., although the site was in use much earlier than this.


Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White

MOUNT RUSHMORE, UNITED STATES MAY 31, 1932

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IMAGE: LIBARY OF CONGRESS. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Gutzon Borglum and supt. inspecting work on the face of Washington, Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota.

 Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
THE SACRE-COEUR, PARIS 1880s
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Amazing Photographs of World's Most Famous Landmarks During the Construction Black and White
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IMAGE: KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-KEYSTONE VIA GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

The bell-tower of the Sacre Coeur Basilica under construction on the Montmartre Hill in Paris.

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