Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

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Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:08 pm

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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:29 pm

What teh eff? That's really amazing. I can't believe how much difference colors make. It's like....wow. Nice share bro.

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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:56 pm

Very cool. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Wish they had dates. In any case, looks like all or most are pre-WWII.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:17 pm

ludi wrote:Wish they had dates. In any case, looks like all or most are pre-WWII.

I was thinking probably WWI timeframe for most of them.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:20 pm

just brew it! wrote:
ludi wrote:Wish they had dates. In any case, looks like all or most are pre-WWII.
I was thinking probably WWI timeframe for most of them.

The thread comments claim dates from 1912 to around 1939.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:23 pm

Wow that's very cool.

It's interesting how my impressions of the past are "coloured" by black and white photos while simply having coloured ones gives an entirely different vibe.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:16 pm

Very cool stuff.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:41 pm

ChronoReverse wrote:Wow that's very cool.

It's interesting how my impressions of the past are "coloured" by black and white photos while simply having coloured ones gives an entirely different vibe.

Which, of course, requires a reference to an old classic.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:08 pm

I'll echo Arclight and Chrono here - it is amazing how color alters perception of old photos. It just makes things seem..happier Even completely obvious things like green grass make a huge difference.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:54 pm

Very cool. I just wish whoever scanned those used something better.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:09 am

That's a pretty good process for that era, being able to capture night shots of fireworks with little motion blur. That shocked me the first time it rolled by me eyes. Then I saw the daylight shots with motion blur on people. Curious.
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Re: Extremely rare color photograpy of early 1900's Paris

Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:14 am

The colors of a civilization which practically ruined itself in the great wars. Fascinating.
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