There are plenty of archival images and videos that give us a peek at life in the early 20th century. But since the multimedia tools of the time were not the most sophisticated, the images and videos we see are almost all in black and white, and the quality is not optimal.
Time has also often taken a further toll on that quality.
Recently, though, modern technology has made it possible to restore and transform some of these images and videos. Think of Peter Jackson’s work in restoring WW1 footage. Here’s another great example, one that’s a particular treat for car lovers.
You don't have to be a New Yorker or car lover in particular to appreciate the wonders of this restored five-minute video. But for those who appreciate vintage cars, it’s quite the feast: Old Chevrolets, Fords, Cadillacs and Packards, there's something for everyone.