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Colour photographs of Paris, 100 years ago, by the Lumiere process


keith selmes 15 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2017 3:56PM
I hadn't seen these before. I was aware of the colour process, in fact I have a few plates, but even so these surprised me.

https://matadornetwork.com/life/paris-looked-like-100-years-ago/

Edit: For any not familiar with the process http://www.theimageworks.com/pdf/100years.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autochrome_Lumi%C3%A8re


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Philh04 Plus
13 2.0k United Kingdom
15 May 2017 6:10PM
They are fantastic aren't they, at the start of my career I worked for a studio in Malvern Link, in the darkroom was a fantastic collection of glass plates, one that I loved was a 10 x 8 plate George Bernard Shaw sat on the Malvern hills... Several years after I left for better things I found out that the owner had relocated the business to his home and all the negs and plates had been chucked into a skip.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 578 England
15 May 2017 7:51PM
Sacrilage Phil. And from someone with a photographic background too.

Those Autochromes were excellent, a great record. Not only is the technical quality very good but the images themselves are well shot. You had to think your picture through in those days before exposing a plate, the cost and time for each shot was a significant investment.


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