Welcome to 1890s Paris Nightlife

The video presents an effervescent time in the French capital, when artists captured a celebrity-mad Paris in posters, prints, drawings, and paintings.

The accompanying music is Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, composed by Bedrich Smetana, Jacques Offenbach, Modest Mussorgsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; performed by Štátna filharmónia Košice; and used courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Documentary footage of Paris courtesy of the Institut Lumière.