color photos from the world war 1 era

August 01, 2006 | 0 Minute Read

check out this “Damn Instesting” article about a photography who, in 1909 was taking color photos.

Color film was non-existent in 1909 Russia, yet in that year a photographer named Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii embarked on a photographic survey of his homeland and captured hundreds of photos in full, vivid color. His photographic plates were black and white, but he had developed an ingenious photographic technique which allowed him to use them to produce accurate color images.
Some very cool looking photos, pity they arent bigger though.

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