Colour WWI photos (must see!!)

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June 27th, 2004, 9:13 pm #1




















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June 27th, 2004, 9:15 pm #2

Steven, they must be film scenes lol


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June 27th, 2004, 9:21 pm #3




















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No, HBN, you fool, they a original French archives which have been digitally colourised.

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http://www.culture.gouv.fr


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June 27th, 2004, 9:22 pm #4




















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I was about to say had they been digitly re done

nice pics Steve cheers




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June 27th, 2004, 9:25 pm #5




















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Very rare pics. I think judging by the "green" this is either the beginning of the trenchwar or sector where the fighting was relative "light".

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June 27th, 2004, 9:52 pm #6




















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Nice pics!......

I posted some digitized pictures of pre-WWI Russia
from a Libary Of Congress exhibition around the same
time last year(looking for a link)....I surely hope
the method catches on more....



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June 27th, 2004, 10:03 pm #7




















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They don't look colourised to me. I'm pretty sure they are genuine Tournassoud colour photos.

Only the French used colour photography during WW1, but is was a very, very expensive technique, hence the very high quality photos.

I saw the one with the glum looking Senagalese troops years ago, most of the rest I have not seen before. They are very rare. Only the French have them, as the British and Americans did not use Colour photograpy. There are however shots of british soldiers that were taken by Tournassoud.

http://www.iae.nl/users/aho/greatwar/kleur/kleur.html

Edit: They could not have been taken early in the war because up until 1915 French soldiers wore bright red trousers! The light blue came in 1915.

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June 28th, 2004, 12:06 am #8




















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The colors are obtained thanks to .... dried potatoes grains !


LA VIE EN COULEUR


THE CENTENARY OF THE AUTOCHROME
2004 – 2007


Free Exhibition in open-air
June 25 - october 15 2004
Hôtel du Département
[29-31 cours de la Liberté Lyon 3ème]



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The Autochrome was patented on 17 December 1903 but not unveiled to the Academy of Science until 30 May 1904, which is why its centennial is celebrated in 2004.
The start of the 20th century saw thousands of photographs being taken all over the world using this transparency process, which Louis Lumière considered to be his masterpiece.
This open-air exhibition features largesize reproductions of many Autochromes, all of which are from the original Lumière Collection, with the aim of making them accessible to the general public. The photographs include a variety of family scenes and also a number of shots given to Louis Lumière by Autochrome-using friends, such as pictures of the Great War taken by Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud.

The Lumière Institute is located on the site where the Cinematographe and the Autochromes were invented. Its mission, as entrusted by Louis Lumière’s heirs, is to promote this heritage and bring it to the attention of the whole world.
The Lumière Institute joined forces with the Rhône Regional Authorities to design this exhibition as a way of paying tribute to the first-ever colour photographs in the department where they were invented.

THE HISTORY OF THE AUTOCHROME
Louis Lumière had already invented instant photographic plates and the Cinematographe when, in late 1903, he and his brother Auguste patented a new process for producing colour photographs : the Autochrome.
Before the invention of the Autochrome, colours were separated using a complex three-colour process whereby three successive exposures had to be taken and then superimposed onto each other. Louis Lumière, however, devised a method of filtering light by using a single three-colour screen made up of millions of grains of potato starch dyed in three different colours. This mixture was then laid out on a varnished glass plate, which would be ready for use once it was coated in a black and white emulsion. Developing the plate entailed applying the same process as was used for black and white photographs at the time, with the impression being processed to reversal.
As with pointillist painting, the colour effect is rendered by viewing the image in its entirety, since the colours are created from the juxtaposition of the multitude of dots; indeed, the essential charm of these photographs derives from that very juxtaposition.
Finally, in 1907, after years of work, the Autochrome was launched onto the market and met with immediate and longlasting success – it was to be another thirty years before anything else came along to compete with it, and that was when chemical colour processes were devised to do on film what this delicate transparency process did on glass.

As the grand-children of Louis Lumière, we are delighted to see this exhibition presented at the Departmental Hall, which is a most fitting way of launching the celebration of the centennial of the Lumière Autochrome.
Our grand-father often used to tell us that he considered the Autochrome to be the invention of his life, saying: "It took me seven years of tireless effort. I did nothing else during that time. I never once got disillusioned."
While it only took him a few months to develop his Cinematographe and project moving images on to a screen, producing colour photographs proved to be a much more tricky proposition. He devoted enormous time and energy to his creation, and the fruit of his labours did justice to his commitment: even today, there can be no denying the indescribable beauty and technical splendour of the photographs made possible by the Autochrome. It was invented in 1904, and when it hit the markets in 1907 it brought colour photography within the reach of everyone.
From a personal point of view, we are deeply touched to see so many family scenes and portraits among the images on display, including pictures of our mothers and those that were dear to them. We hope that the people who come to admire this exhibition will savour the beauty of a superb technique and appreciate a looking through a window on times gone-by.
Louis Lumière’s grand-children


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Everything looks too idylic and perfect to be real.
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does this mean those pics where originaly black & white & they turned they into color ones?
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Nice pics man stevey, good one.

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July 25th, 2006, 10:02 am #15




















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photos looks real


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July 25th, 2006, 11:06 am #16




















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This is one old-skool thread (and I dont mean the pics). It was written back in the day when this forum was enjoyable and interesting and before it degenerated into a racism-filled hole when the likes of the Chinese and Iranian contingents appeared flaming everything.

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July 25th, 2006, 11:49 am #17




















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An interesting and apt observation.




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I agree JDN; I've been reading this forum for years and it seems to be at a low point right now. Unfortunately the increase in membership and readership seems to have brought more trolls and immature posters, without a corresponding crackdown by mods on this sort of stuff.
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July 25th, 2006, 4:00 pm #19




















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ah the old days! the good days! When HBN was forced to use a thousand troll logins <sigh>

actually if you remember back to the epic Greek Turk wars of the distant past even the level of flaming had a better character


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Che Guevara is idolised by all kinds of naive students and marxists who are more interested in the myths about the man than what he actually did


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aah, I remember this thread


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