Time travel back nearly 120 years to a street corner in the New York 1900 era. Filmed on a windy day in October 1903 at the foot of the Flatiron building.
Filmed on a windy October day in 1903 at the foot of the Flatiron building on Broadway / 23rd street NYC, this silent film fragment is preserved by Library of Congress. Now AI enhanced using deep learning techniques. Color by deep exemplar-based video colorization.
According to historians, the foot of the Flatiron was always a particularly windy corner. Many a woman’s ankle was unintentionally exposed. As a result, it was regularly patrolled by policemen who would chase away the loungers. This gave rise to the slang word 23 skidoo!
Watch A Windy Day in New York 1903
techniques. Now with an added soundtrack for an immersive experience. We can see with much more clarity the belle epoch fashion of the Gibson girl. The corset dress and long gored walking skirts were still the staple daywear for women. This post Victorian style persisted until after World war 1.
Everyone, even the kids, notably wore hats in the 1900’s era.
AT THE FOOT OF THE FLATIRON 1903
Photographed October 26, 1903. Location: Broadway and 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.
Preserved by Library of Congress
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