Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Early 20th Century through the Eyes of Autochrome


The previous posts on Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and Albert Kahn and their early 1900 color photographs opened up a world that looked real yet fantastical to many readers, so here are a few more examples of the early 20th century as seen through the eyes of the Autochrome camera.


For more great examples of the early 20th century world as seen through Autochrome cameras, check out World War One Color Photos; it has exactly what it says. This page for "100 Years of Autochrome" exhibition at the Šechtl and Voseček Museum of Photography also has some images. The website of photographer Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud has some Autochrome pictures of World War I. Finally, this Flickr set from the George Eastman Autochrome Collection also has some very good examples.

16 comments:

D4 said...

These are awesome. And look, links to more :D

[AguiLeon] said...

what the F that's a big bike lol

Generally Disgruntled said...

Stunning

R said...

Great shots!

Fang said...

The oranges in the last photo really stand out, they actually seem rather bright.

duffboi said...

So kewl seeing snapshots like this in color. I'd like to think it'd be interesting to step into some of those photos for a spell.

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent photos, love the two of the soldiers.

Trolske said...

The second and eight picture kinda looks like something todays wannabe-photographers do with instagram.
It's such a shame that you only have to add some filters to create somewhat of an atmosphere in a picture.

G said...

It really gives the scenes a other-worldly feel I think digital post production has taken away some of the charm of photography and effects like this

WOODLOUSE said...

Great images, interesting to see older stuff in colour.

Geojour said...

Wow - I mean...seriously. Those look incredible!

Interwebs Fails said...

Dat bike.

JDC said...

These photos all have a surreal impact, really weird to be looking at the past like this. Keep up the good stuff.

Banacek said...

People need to start wearing hats again.

Bart said...

hahaha @ that guy and his bike. he likes one of them douches that stand by there cars nowadays.

Shutterbug said...

i love the look of vintage photos!

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