Early color photography in the 1900’s

Started Mar 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
GossCTP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,751
How it was used

Joseph Tainter wrote:

awaldram wrote:

Ian Stuart Forsyth wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Thanks for posting.

Is there any site that explains the technique more completely?


No I have not found any more details on how he done the 3 exposures with separate color filters, It would be interesting to see how this was done and also in the darkroom


I meant, how it was done originally? There was a reference to a viewing filter. What was this?


Somebody posted images from this photographer a few years ago, though these images are different from the ones I saw back then. Probably more have been digitized. There was no darkroom process for color back then, as there was no color film to print on. The images were meant to be projected on top of each other on a screen with a converging projector that had the color filters in it. If I recall correctly, the point of the commissioned works was to be shown across the country - possibly to school children. Nobody really looked at the prints again until digital came about. I think there was a lot of volunteer work in photoshop that resulted in this treasure trove of pre WWI photos coming to light.

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