Friday, 20 January 2012

1900s Photography - in colour!

Albert Kahn set out in the early 20th century to create a pictorial archive of the world at the turn of the century. He amassed hundreds of thousands of black and white images, but also over 72,000 colour plates - the earliest form of colour photography.

In the week that Kodak has filed for bankruptcy, these images seem even more striking - a past era on a technology which was just unfolding - just over a century later, and the largest producer of film appears to have had its day.

More here. Also, explore the Albert Kahn collection on its own site, here.

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