Maybe there is somebody interested in a couple of old colour photos. The first one consits of three coloured 3.5x4.7 inch plates. I don`t know, if they once were taken with a three-color-camera, or they were pigmented while developing. I found them in a A.Lumiere plate carton, dated 1904. If you put one upon the other, you will get a colored picture ( complementary color system ). It takes me almost half an hour, because the plates are not completely congruent.
The following pictures ( dated 1911 ) are copies from 3.5x4.7 inch Autochrom slide-plates: Nr.1, A church in the "Wachau"- Danube-valley, Austrias famous winegrowing area and world cultural heritage. The church still exists and looks still the same. Nr.2, A fountain in the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. In 1911 Schönbrunn was the residence of the austrian emperor. Nr.3, The ruin of Dürnstein castle ( also at the Wachau-valley ). In 1192 the king of England Richard I the Lionheart was arrested here.
Post by Michael Fraley on Oct 31, 2009 3:55:25 GMT -5
Thanks for posting these. The color separation method is interesting. It's much like offset printing with its cyan, magenta and yellow (and black). The old color plates have a very nice look to them. Like peering through a telescope at another time..