17 February 2013

Egyptomania in Living Color, 1910s

From the collections of the George Eastman House on Flickr, some of the earliest color photographs ever taken. A glimpse at Egyptomaniacs of the 1910s. The autochrome process, developed by the Lumière brothers of cinema fame, was the earliest technique for making color photographs. The Eastman House flickr stream doesn't give the context for these, but aren't they great?
Woman in Egyptian costume, ca. 1915 (Flickr)
Woman posed as Sphinx, ca. 1910 (Flickr)

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