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1896 B&W Film Of Snowball Fight in France is Colorized And Speed-Adjusted To Look Incredibly Modern

1896 B&W Film Of Snowball Fight in France is Colorized And Speed-Adjusted To Look Incredibly Modern 6

When was the last time you were in a snowball fight? Sure, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hit in the ear with an icy one, but, face it, there is something exciting about snowball fights that draws kids and adults alike.

And though it’s not winter yet and we can’t partake in this fun activity, we can at least take a look at how this tradition has never really changed for over 100 years in this old-school film by Louis Lumière from 1896 that has been recently restored (deoldified) with better color, frames, resolution, and whatnot.

A Twitter user recently posted a video he colorized of a very cheerful 19th century snowball fight

Image credits: JoaquimCampa

So, recently, Joaquim Campa, an HR director of a mobile gaming company in Barcelona, Spain, and history/tech hobbyist, with whom Bored Panda got in touch, shared the 1896 film on his Twitter. However, it wasn’t the original footage—no, it was the colorized and upscaled video that he has put through DeOldify.

For those who are unaware, DeOldify is an…

1896 B&W Film Of Snowball Fight in France is Colorized And Speed-Adjusted To Look Incredibly Modern

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