Color Photos From 100 Years Ago
When I think photos from 100 years ago I think of black and white images where the kids faces are all blurry because they couldn’t sit still long enough for the photo to be exposed properly. Apparently while everyone was taking photos this way, the Parisians were taking color photos using the “Autochrome” technology.
In 1903, Auguste and Louis Lumière invented and patenting the process of color photography: the Autochrome plate. This plate provides a color from tiny grains of potato starch.
The photos are beautiful, and it’s interesting to see what Paris and its people looked like 100 years ago. It’s also startling how similar autochrome grain looks like high ISO noise we get from modern digital cameras.
Paris 100 Years Ago