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A Trip Through New York City in 1911 (Colorized) | ARTLECTURE

A Trip Through New York City in 1911 (Colorized)

/The History/
by Laughing Squid

A Trip Through New York City in 1911 (Colorized)
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A Trip Through New York City in 1911: Vintage Video of NYC Gets Colorized & Revived with Artificial Intelligence.............

Restored with neural networks 1911 New York footage taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America: 

✔ FPS boosted to 60 frames per second;

✔ Image resolution boosted up to 4k;

✔ Resorted video sharpness;

✔ Colorized – I'am still unsure about this, but regarding to high request from the subscribers decided to test DeOldify NN on this video.

Source video (with ambiance sound):

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicenThe original footage was shot by Svenska Biografteatern, a Swedish newsreel company, and begins with a shot of the Statue of Liberty as if seen through a spyglass. The film continues as travelogue and as an introduction to the immigrant experience, as the camera shows boats docking, passengers disembarking, and then the overwhelming experience of New York City.

The footage is clear enough to take in storefronts and advertising on trams and the sides of buildings. But the atmosphere is too clogged with daily smoke to get a real clear vista of the skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge.

At the time, Manhattan had a population about 2 million. Interestingly, that was its height. Over a hundred years later, that has declined to 1.6 million, with a significant decrease in population density. This Observer article ascribes that to gentrification, and a change of residential areas to commercial ones.

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*Please, keep in mind that 4k resolution playback mostly not available on the phones.

*Image of Swedish company Svenska