In the early part of the 20th century, a team of cameramen with the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern were sent around the world to take footage of well-known places. They ended up with a priceless document of New York City in 1911 with A Trip Through New York City. The video opens and closes with shots of the Statue Of Liberty, but you can also catch the brand-new Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park, the Flatiron Building, Madison Avenue, the elevated railway lines at Bowery and Worth Streets, different parts of Broadway, and more.
The original 9-minute footage was restored by the Museum Of Modern Art for an exhibit in 2018 featuring all of Svenska Biografteatern’s travelogue series. But now, video editor Denis Shiryaev has done another restoration of the video, colorizing the footage and upscaling it to 60 FPS and 4K resolution using neural networks. Get transported back over a hundred years ago in the video below.
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