When I stumbled upon these historical photographs online, and learned about this industrial process I was amazed!
"Autochrome was the first industrial process for true colour photography. When the Lumiere brothers launched in commercially in June 1907, it was a photographic revolution - black and white came to life in clour. Autochromes consist of fine layers of microscopic grains of potato starch dyed either red-orange, green or violet blue combined with black carbon particles, spread over a glass plate where it is combined with a black and white photographic emulsion. All colours can be reproduced from three primary colours."
These pictures are absolutely amazing! Don't get me wrong, I love black and white photos, but to see these old historical pictures come to life with color...well, it completely changes the tone and feel of the images. To actually see the colors they wore, the colors of the their surroundings, the color of their eyes...it's just so beautiful. Here were some of my favorites:
this photo below was taken during WWI. I love the way she is holding her little doll.
Read about where they got these photos and see more of them HERE