A selection of colorized photographs from the upcoming book The Paper Time Machine that shows iconic landmarks around the world undergoing construction. The book, which will contain 130 reconstructed color historical photographs arranged chronologically, is a collaboration between Retronaut website founder Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. Lloyd restored and colorized each image, after researching and color checking for historical authenticity, to make the viewers feel like they are looking at a modern photograph. He tells the Daily Mail:
It’s the details that leap out, I think—things like the idea of advertising in the 1840s and in full colour fly-posted to the hoardings of Trafalgar Square, or the Eiffel Tower being in a particularly vibrant shade of red when it was being constructed. These details bridge the gap between decades to something that everyone can suddenly relate to—seeing something from that long ago in colour helps us understand it a little better because colour plays a major part in how we interact with the world.