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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 9:03 pm

If you like old photos (quite a few of railways) try this brilliant site:

http://www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com

mikey
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptyThu Jun 09, 2011 9:55 pm

Duly bookmarked, Mikey, thank you!

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAttlLHn3pZsTFrQUt00rgQ
KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptyFri Jun 10, 2011 1:45 pm

I had no idea color photography existed way back then. Color photos from WW2 are somewhat rare; I never imagined color photos of WW1 even existed. Great find, Mikey.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 6:08 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
I had no idea color photography existed way back then. Color photos from WW2 are somewhat rare; I never imagined color photos of WW1 even existed. Great find, Mikey.

It did not exist and indeed color photography did start from mid 40's last century.
Pictures prior to this were colored in B&W pictures and the reprinted.
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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 6:40 pm

Color pictures existed, but not as color film as you know, but as an "autochrome".
An autochrome was on a glass for the base, with some color pigment on top and varnish over it and a photo sensitive layer.
It was invented 10 years before WW1.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autochrome

Here another link more related to building.
There 's some interesting pictures.

http://www.mediatheque-patrimoine.culture.gouv.fr/fr/archives_photo/visites_guidees/autochromes.html
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http://scfbrie.webs.com/
Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 8:09 pm

Excellent link and photos. This is a topical subject at the moment and the BBC are running an interesting article about tunnelling in WW1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13630203

The header in Mikey's link page does give credit to the Lumiere brothers who indeed invented the first commercial colour (plate) process before WW1. Indeed the French had a big roll in colour photography long before that Kodak chappie..! Laughing
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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 8:27 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
Color pictures existed, but not as color film as you know, but as an "autochrome".
An autochrome was on a glass for the base, with some color pigment on top and varnish over it and a photo sensitive layer.
It was invented 10 years before WW1.

Interesting! I did not knew that technique. I've learned something again today study
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 8:45 pm

For the record, the Kodak chappie's name was George Eastman. Good pun, though.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptySat Jun 11, 2011 9:14 pm

Fascinating, thanks for sharing Laurent - one learns something new every day!

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAttlLHn3pZsTFrQUt00rgQ
KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 in colour   WW1 in colour EmptyThu Jun 16, 2011 8:16 pm

I found some more WWI (and earlier) vintage autochrome images here:
http://www.tournassoud.org/en/photo/militaire.php

I especially like this one - he would be a great character to model:
http://www.tournassoud.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3373&g2_serialNumber=5&g2_GALLERYSID=TMP_SESSION_ID_DI_NOISSES_PMT
"Capitaine Moog 4eme Saphis"

Here he is again with some compatriots:
http://www.tournassoud.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3372&g2_serialNumber=5&g2_GALLERYSID=TMP_SESSION_ID_DI_NOISSES_PMT

The site has many other photographs atttributed to Jean-Baptist Tournassoud.

I also found this site related to the Albert Kahn collection housed in a Paris suburb:
http://www.albertkahn.co.uk/
It contains some WWI images as well.

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regarded as unanswerable."
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