Take a Trip Through Paris in the Late 1890s

Want to see what life in the streets of Paris was like over a century ago in the late 1890s? Film restorer Guy Jones collected old footage shot between 1896 and 1900, slowed it down to a natural speed, and added sound for ambiance. This beautiful 6-minute experience is what resulted.

Victorian Prisoner Mugshots Brought to Life with Color and Motion

I’m Nick Harris, a photo restorer and colourizer at Photo Restoration Services. I take immense pride in my work and the preservation of memories for future generations. I’d love to share a recent project of mine, of colorized Victorian prisoner mugshots.

Lost Orson Welles Film Rediscovered and Restored by George Eastman House

When legendary director Orson Welles of "Citizen Kane" fame was all of 23 years old, he made his first movie meant to be seen by a paying public. Dubbed "Too Much Johnson," the silent slapstick comedy was to be shown in three parts, one before each act of a Welles' adaptation of the 1894 play by William Gillette.

The play wound up opening to disastrous reviews without the film, and in a tragic turn of events, what was thought to be the only copy of the film was destroyed in a fire at Welles' villa in Spain. Fortunately, that wasn't the case.