day, French banker Albert Kahn decided to do something about it. In 1909, he
commissioned four photographers to take their cameras all around the world,
and using Autochrome Lumière, to document in color what they saw.
One of the cities on the list was Paris, and in 1914, Leon Gimpel, Stephane
Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Leon began their work. Their photos
show us that the daily bustle of Paris life was much more colorful than we
imagined, with storefronts painted bright red, or walls plastered with
More info: paris1914.com (h/t: petapixel)