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  • Paris in Color, 1914-1930

    Posted by David Foster on February 1st, 2013 (All posts by )

    A great set of color photos, HERE (via Maggie’s Farm.) These were taken as part of a project sponsored by Albert Kahn who “believed that he could use the new autochrome process, the world’s first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding.” Kahn’s photographers took pictures in more than 50  countries around the world.

    I linked some of the Kahn photos, mostly non-European ones, back in 2010: the early 1900s, in color…I originally discovered these photos via Neptunus Lex, and there was a good discussion at this post.

    If you haven’t already seen them, check out the color photos of Czarist Russia and of America in the late 1930s and early 1940s…both linked at my “early 1900s in color” post.

    See also the London blitz, in color, and a collection of old postcards of Dublin.

     

    3 Responses to “Paris in Color, 1914-1930”

    1. Mike Doughty Says:

      Excellent. Thank you.

    2. SDaedalus Says:

      Thanks, David. Much appreciated.

    3. Will Says:

      Thank you, beautiful images. Got me to thinking, just how many photo’s have been taken of Notre Dame from that angle? There’s one of me and the wife on our anniversary ten years ago.