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Cinematic Color Photos of 1960s Paris

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to stroll through the cobblestone streets of Paris in the 1960s, Charles W. Cushman’s collection of vintage photographs will transport you to that era. How to Be a Retronaut unearthed the images, which honor the City of Lights with candid shots whose vivid hues remind us of classic French films like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Gorgeous buildings and mid-century automobiles fill the pictures, while fashionable passersby don suits and tea-length dresses, oblivious to the lens that was immortalizing them. Step into a time warp as you flip through the photo gallery after the jump.


Image courtesy of the Charles Cushman Collection

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