Russia in Color, c. 1900
August 22, 2010 8:51 PM Subscribe
Russia in Color, at the beginning of the 20th Century. The Big Picture has posted a number of prints by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948. More here. This is a slightly different process than autochrome. Previously. Previously. Previously.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I don't know what other tags to add to the existing most recent post, but we have really really seen this. -- cortex
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