A Diversion

My father sent me the link to these wonderful color photos taken in Russia between 1905 and 1915.

This was, of course, before color photography. The photographer developed a clever technique to produce color images from a sequence of black and white photographs taken with red, blue, and green filters, and then presenting them with a special projector which also contained those filters.

It’s a wonderful glimpse of Russia’s pre-Revolution past. The photos are worth viewing just for the beautiful clothing, if nothing else.

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7 Responses to A Diversion

  1. Cookie says:

    Aren’t those photos amazing?!

  2. Chris says:

    Those are gorgeous – and what a clever photographer!

  3. Kitten says:

    Interesting how you can see where the color splits out if the subject was moving between the photos. It almost looks like you’re looking at an old-style 3D image.

  4. Carrie K says:

    Oh wow, that’s amazing. I love that wood chapel.

  5. psmflowerlady/tammy says:

    Thank you for sharing those. The images of the people are hauntingly beautiful.

  6. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC says:

    Holy cow! Those are astonishing, and all the more amazing because of the clever technique. I can’t wait to show my photographer-husband. He’ll be enchanted! Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Heather says:

    What fantastic clothing the ruling class wore! Love it!

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