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(Some Guy)   Gallery of extremely rare color photography of early 1900s Paris   (curiouseggs.com) divider line 63
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2013-01-25 10:15:25 AM
i.imgur.com

This man is awesome.
 
2013-01-25 10:40:31 AM
I'm probably dead wrong here, but I didn't think that color film showed up until the late 1940s.
 
2013-01-25 10:53:28 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I'm probably dead wrong here, but I didn't think that color film showed up until the late 1940s.


Single-emulsion color film, yes..

There were a variety of additive and subtractive methods used, going back to the 1890s, to capture color images.
 
2013-01-25 11:02:08 AM

markie_farkie: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I'm probably dead wrong here, but I didn't think that color film showed up until the late 1940s.

Single-emulsion color film, yes..

There were a variety of additive and subtractive methods used, going back to the 1890s, to capture color images.


ohhh....ok.  I learned something new today.  :D


/Thanks Fark!  XD
 
2013-01-25 11:47:28 AM
An annoying slide show, but all of those pics and more with dates & locations are here http://www.paris1914.com/
 
2013-01-25 02:00:47 PM

dj_bigbird: An annoying slide show


No slide show for me, but I'm blocking the script.
 
2013-01-25 02:24:08 PM
What are you hiding?!?!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-25 02:54:48 PM
brake-down.com
 
2013-01-25 02:59:10 PM
i.imgur.com
Stoney....
 
2013-01-25 03:00:21 PM
That can't be Paris. There were pictures of soldiers not surrendering.
 
2013-01-25 03:02:33 PM
Fark that newfangled color photography. Hand-colored is the way to go.

media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com
/bonus: hot bare shoulder action!
 
2013-01-25 03:08:26 PM
It looks like old school HDR photos. Those colors are WAY too bright.
 
2013-01-25 03:10:01 PM
Bookmark for the awesomeness...
 
2013-01-25 03:10:37 PM

FooWho: [brake-down.com image 800x1021]


csb
My 8 year old son actually if everything was black and white when I was growing up. I had to explain to him that Star Wars came out 2 years after I was born and that is in color. After that experience, I've heard more than a few times from him and his twin sister
"Daddy is older than Star Wars!"
Daddy is older than Star Wars.
And that is something wierd to them
sigh
/csb.
 
2013-01-25 03:11:35 PM
Those pictures are beautiful. Also they are an excellent reminder that back in the day if was ok to be proud of your country. Look at all that pomp and circumstance. Flags draped over buildings. Monuments adorned in banners heralding the glory of your people. You just don't find that kind of national pride these days, especialy from the French...shame
 
2013-01-25 03:11:58 PM
That was absolutely stunning. Great find subby.
 
2013-01-25 03:13:09 PM
The very first picture at the top of the page gave me a rough time period. The uniforms gave it away. Until about 1915-1916 French soldiers wore red pants. It wasn't until almost a year into WW1 that they changed their uniform.
 
2013-01-25 03:15:03 PM
Where are the frilly can-can dancers and amorous skunks? Has Looney Tunes let me down?
 
2013-01-25 03:17:38 PM
How can you keep the boys down on the farm once they've seen color pictures of Paris?
 
2013-01-25 03:19:15 PM
What? No pictures of absinthe drinkers? Paris has failed me.
 
2013-01-25 03:21:38 PM
If you actually had one of those photos (an original) would it be worth a lot?
 
2013-01-25 03:30:50 PM
I like the tower with the Citroen ads.

And the boulongerie shop.

But WTF is up with the light-up indian in a tree?
 
2013-01-25 03:35:54 PM

naughtyrev: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

This man is awesome.


I wonder if he lost the leg fighting the Prussians... (1870-1871).
 
2013-01-25 03:42:30 PM
Distinct lack of hot French chicks. There was one passable girl.

i.imgur.com

One on the left may be good. Hard to tell.
 
2013-01-25 03:43:07 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: naughtyrev: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

This man is awesome.

I wonder if he lost the leg fighting the Prussians... (1870-1871).


It's the Great War era. You can tell from the uniforms (no red pants) and the aircraft. He doesn't look 65-70ish, so I'd say he lost it in a more recent engagement. Possibly the Great War itself.
 
2013-01-25 03:56:20 PM

GameSprocket: Distinct lack of hot French chicks. There was one passable girl.

[i.imgur.com image 640x471]

One on the left may be good. Hard to tell.


That guy's mustache is almost as big as his broom.
 
2013-01-25 04:00:25 PM

GameSprocket: One on the left may be good. Hard to tell.


I'm guessing that her current-day look isn't quite so pleasing..

Think about it..  Everyone in all those pictures is dead and gone..
 
2013-01-25 04:06:15 PM
 
2013-01-25 04:20:24 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Here are a few from the same period in Russia.


That was awesome - thanks for posting
 
2013-01-25 04:24:40 PM

markie_farkie: GameSprocket: One on the left may be good. Hard to tell.

I'm guessing that her current-day look isn't quite so pleasing..

Think about it..  Everyone in all those pictures is dead and gone..


Then they won't say "no".
 
2013-01-25 05:11:23 PM
Papa's got a brand new Pigbag.

inapcache.boston.com
 
2013-01-25 05:34:58 PM
I wonder how much different color photographs of early 1800s Paris would be. Other than the lack of the Eiffel Tower, I imagine not a whole lot of difference in the buildings.
 
2013-01-25 05:38:31 PM

everybodylookattheirpants: rufus-t-firefly: Here are a few from the same period in Russia.

That was awesome - thanks for posting


It's the bridge that gets me.
 
2013-01-25 05:42:25 PM

naughtyrev: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

This man is awesome.


He is going to be a character if I ever do a steampunk comic.
 
2013-01-25 05:43:11 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Those pictures are beautiful. Also they are an excellent reminder that back in the day if was ok to be proud of your country. Look at all that pomp and circumstance. Flags draped over buildings. Monuments adorned in banners heralding the glory of your people. You just don't find that kind of national pride these days, especialy from the French...shame


4.bp.blogspot.com

darkroom.baltimoresun.com
 
2013-01-25 05:44:59 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I'm probably dead wrong here, but I didn't think that color film showed up until the late 1940s.


You are dead wrong. Consider that colour motion pictures existed in the 1930s (Snow White, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz) and that colour photography was accessible, if expensive, to the average schmoe at that time.

Experiments with colour dated back to the mid-1800s. This coloured ribbon shot is from 1861:

www.letsbuyscottish.com

What took a while was stable, reliable colour that didn't demand multiple exposures, arcane filters and general trickery to achieve, along with mad scientist levels of darkroom chemistry.
 
2013-01-25 05:46:12 PM

naughtyrev: This man is awesome.


he surrendered his left leg
 
2013-01-25 05:49:39 PM

markie_farkie: GameSprocket: One on the left may be good. Hard to tell.

I'm guessing that her current-day look isn't quite so pleasing..

Think about it..  Everyone in all those pictures is dead and gone..


The same can be said of nearly any shot from World War II featuring anyone over 25.

I notice also that the streets are amazingly clean, probably because in the absence of a welfare state, you had an army of cheap labour to push brooms for centimes a day, and also there wasn't a lot of things to buy that came in excess packaging, or indeed, any packaging at all.
 
2013-01-25 05:55:15 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: markie_farkie: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I'm probably dead wrong here, but I didn't think that color film showed up until the late 1940s.

Single-emulsion color film, yes..

There were a variety of additive and subtractive methods used, going back to the 1890s, to capture color images.

ohhh....ok.  I learned something new today.  :D


/Thanks Fark!  XD


Tsarist Russia had some amazing color photography. The Romanovs were interested in photography.
 
2013-01-25 06:02:20 PM
Albert Kahn had some great autochromes as well.

Link
One of my favorites:

www.albertkahn.co.uk
 
2013-01-25 06:15:12 PM

JerkyMeat: [i.imgur.com image 465x640]
Stoney....


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-25 06:32:20 PM
 
2013-01-25 06:49:53 PM

rufus-t-firefly: everybodylookattheirpants: rufus-t-firefly: Here are a few from the same period in Russia.

That was awesome - thanks for posting

It's the bridge that gets me.


I'll see you Russian railroad bridge and show you Pittsburgh's Smithfield street bridge, the oldest steel bridge in the USA which is now turning 140 years old.
If you like the look of old bridges, take a look at the 105 year old Hulton Bridge, otherwise known as the Lavender Link.
 
2013-01-25 06:54:20 PM

Huggermugger: I wonder how much different color photographs of early 1800s Paris would be. Other than the lack of the Eiffel Tower, I imagine not a whole lot of difference in the buildings.


While one really wouldn't expect the grand edifices (Notre-Dame, Hôtel des Invalides, City Hall, etc.) of the city to change much, I find it striking how little some of the ordinary stuff is basically the same in a lot of those photographs. Things like street furniture (benches, lampposts, etc.) haven't changed one bit, and most of the buildings you see in those shots are still standing.

The picture where one lady is walking a dog and buying flowers from another lady was taken on Avenue Hoche which is near my office. And aside from a distinct lack of parked cars, it looks like something I might have seen this morning while getting off the bus. Come to think of it, in a lot of those photos the biggest difference is that there aren't any parked cars on the side of the streets, which would never, ever happen nowadays.

Though some of them are quite different. It is very, very odd to me to see the quays of the Seine as working docks, since most of the barge traffic has long moved upriver into the eastern burbs. Still have the drunken bums sleeping there, though.
 
2013-01-25 07:48:27 PM
bookmark
 
2013-01-25 08:24:25 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Those pictures are beautiful. Also they are an excellent reminder that back in the day if was ok to be proud of your country. Look at all that pomp and circumstance. Flags draped over buildings. Monuments adorned in banners heralding the glory of your people. You just don't find that kind of national pride these days, especialy from the French...shame


The architecture is pretty impressive, too. Contrast that epicness to my town's American,1970's-era government & school buildings...(concrete abominations, all of them)
 
2013-01-25 08:26:30 PM
Cool, but... what the hell are these?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-25 09:20:07 PM
I hate that all of the photos are highly compressed and low resolution. If you're going to show me awesome photos, show me something I can blow up and look at. Come on, at least scan them at 5 or 6 megapixels!

Charles.
 
2013-01-25 09:50:31 PM

ChopperCharles: I hate that all of the photos are highly compressed and low resolution. If you're going to show me awesome photos, show me something I can blow up and look at. Come on, at least scan them at 5 or 6 megapixels!

Charles.


The pixel had not been invented yet, duh.
 
2013-01-25 10:58:17 PM

NobleHam: Cool, but... what the hell are these?

[i.imgur.com image 640x432]


James attacking with his Giant Peach squadron?
 
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