Saturday, January 30, 2016

First Colour Photos Of Ireland

Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba were two French women who participated in Albert Kahn's project titled “The Archives of the Planet.” Kahn was an early 20th century banker  who wanted to capture the world as it was using autochrome, the first known form of color photography. He spent 22 years creating over 72,000 color photos and 100 hours of film footage.

The two women travelled to Ireland in 1913 and the photos they took are believed to be the first color photos of Ireland ever taken.

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