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Albert Kahn's Autochromes
May 18, 2008 8:38 PM   Subscribe

The Archive of the Planet was the brainchild of the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn.

BBC Book
BBC Documentary
A Little Part of the BBC Documentary on Youtube
Some of the Autochromes
Some Words on the Kahn Foundation Travelling Fellowship
See also: Autochromatica on Flickr
posted by Taksi Putra (3 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

really great!
posted by jfrancis at 4:08 AM on May 19, 2008

I visited the Kahn Foundation in Paris last month. The archives are currently closed for renovation, but the gardens were nice.
posted by gravelshoes at 4:13 AM on May 19, 2008

Wow, that's amazing. It gives me chills to see a color photo from the trenches of WWI, and seeing the Plaza Hotel in 1908 makes me want to escape into the picture a la Time and Again. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 7:09 AM on May 19, 2008

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