In June of 1896 (127 years ago this month!) the Lumière brothers recorded this footage of simple street life in Vienna when they travelled to that city to demonstrate their invention, the Cinématographe. No other information is needed to enjoy this transportive photographic record of a world that comes thrillingly to life, thanks to the Lumiere’s for having shot it and to the technology now available to colorize and stabilize the material. Adding a period soundbed and adjusting the frame rate also helps immeasurably in making this look like life truly being lived and not an ancient, scratchy black and white recording of a time gone by. Enjoy!