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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

First Color Photographs Of 19th-Century Russia

The First Colour Photographs of 19th-Century Russia

The Telegraph, Travel | July 19, 2016



The following images show Russian cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s - and in colour. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Z├╝rich AG, which sees colour manually added to black-and-white negatives. The Swiss firm licensed the process to others, such as the Detroit Photographic Company in the US and the Photochrom Company of London. The following images (including this of St Petersburg) are among the most striking produced during the period...


"Tatar women of the Caucasus." Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/russia/galleries/first-colour-photographs-of-russia/russia2/

"St. Petersburg" Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/russia/galleries/first-colour-photographs-of-russia/russia11/

<more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/russia/galleries/first-colour-photographs-of-russia/; related articles and links: http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Colorized&item_type=topic (Film Colorization) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photochrom (Photochrom)>

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