Color Photography of 1923 Paris

In January 1923, Jules Gervais-Courtellemont captured the landmarks and scenes throughout Paris in early color photography, a city that was developing an economic recovery and positive sentiment after the end of World War 1.

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Paris as seen from the church of Saint Gervais --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Paris as seen from the church of Saint Gervais — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A blind street in old Paris --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A blind street in old Paris — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Jardin des Tuileries in Paris --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Jardin des Tuileries in Paris — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The big clock of the Chatelet --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The big clock of the Chatelet — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Opera house was built between 1761-1775 --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Opera house was built between 1761-1775 — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Workers with horses alongside a river --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Workers with horses alongside a river — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Formal gardens with ponds --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Formal gardens with ponds — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A cathedral --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A cathedral — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Horse-drawn carriages in front of a building in Paris --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Horse-drawn carriages in front of a building in Paris — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Œle de la CitÈ, Paris, France --- The quais of the Ile de la Cite --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Œle de la CitÈ, Paris, France — The quais of the Ile de la Cite — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A view of the city across a river and through trees --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A view of the city across a river and through trees — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- An exterior view of the Senate --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — An exterior view of the Senate — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The hotel of Madame de Lamballe, a friend of Marie-Antoinette --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The hotel of Madame de Lamballe, a friend of Marie-Antoinette — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Moulin Rouge at Montmartre --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Moulin Rouge at Montmartre — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Columns surround a garden lake --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Columns surround a garden lake — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Moulin de la Galette, or Mill of the Cake, at Montmartre --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Moulin de la Galette, or Mill of the Cake, at Montmartre — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A view of the river and a bridge --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A view of the river and a bridge — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The church of Saint Germaine l'Auxerrois --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The church of Saint Germaine l’Auxerrois — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Cathedral of Notre Dame --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Cathedral of Notre Dame — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The street of Saint Julian the Poor in Old Paris --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The street of Saint Julian the Poor in Old Paris — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A pathway leads through a garden at a large estate --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A pathway leads through a garden at a large estate — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Two men stand beside crafts on a street alongside a river --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Two men stand beside crafts on a street alongside a river — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Paris' Grand Palais --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Paris’ Grand Palais — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- Carts piled with rubble and person lying down on the ground --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — Carts piled with rubble and person lying down on the ground — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Trocadero Gardens and Eiffel Tower --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Trocadero Gardens and Eiffel Tower — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A famous landmark in Paris, France --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A famous landmark in Paris, France — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A street scene in Paris --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A street scene in Paris — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The Museum of the Decorative Arts, in the Tuileries --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The Museum of the Decorative Arts, in the Tuileries — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- The flower market, Quai aux Flaers --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — The flower market, Quai aux Flaers — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A street view of the Porte Saint Denis --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A street view of the Porte Saint Denis — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France --- A twilight view of a bridge across the Seine River --- Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

ca. January 1923, Paris, France — A twilight view of a bridge across the Seine River — Image by © Gervais Courtellemont/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

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