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July 27, 2010

Early 1900s in color

Ireland

Those were the days,

Sweden

my friend....

Germany

From the Albert Kahn collection,

France

a few of the over

Greece

72,000 autochrome plates

Iran

he amassed between 1907 —

Morocco

when the Lumiére brothers launched

Algeria

commercial color photography

Cambodia

using their autochrome process —

Mongolia

and the 1929 stock market crash.

China 

From the top down: Ireland, Sweden, Germany, France, Greece, Iran, Morocco, Algeria, Cambodia, Mongolia and China.

[via Milena]

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For me, I find black & white to be so much more moving.......deeper. I would like to see these without color.
These, again to me, I find very ordinary.

Posted by: LT | Jul 29, 2010 1:01:20 PM

Absolutely fascinating. I could look at that all day. (And JP, I was thinking exactly the same thing about Princess Leia, with the cinnamon-bun hairdo & all!) The third one down - Germany, I think? - it looks very Canaletto-like.

Isn't it amazing, the dimensions (and on different levels, too) that color can bring? Makes me think how sometimes, like in war photos, color is almost too much to bear.

Great contrib, Miles!

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 27, 2010 7:46:30 PM

Was that Princess Leia's Great (way back) Grandmother in the middle of the three girls with her hair too uptight?

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Posted by: Joe Peach | Jul 27, 2010 7:13:30 PM

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