A Stunning Steampunk Animation That Uses Historic Photos of Major U.S. Cities in the Early 20th Century

The Old New World” by Alexey Zakharov is an absolutely stunning animation that uses historic photos of major U.S. cities to travel back to the turn of the 20th century via an elaborate steampunk time machine.

It’s a travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine. The main part of this video was made with Camera projection based on photos.



NYC 1905

New York 1933

Washington 1915

Boston 1906

Detroit 1908

images via Alexey Zakharov

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.