See how the world looked 100+ years ago

 

For many people who love history and find allure in the previous eras of our world, few things can match the satisfaction and excitement one feels, when looking at old photographs. Cities that are incredibly busy in today’s world, seem more spacious and romantic back then. Dresses and frock-coats that were the norm 100 years ago. Historic buildings, roads and people that have either been destroyed, entirely altered or gone.

But when one thinks of old photographs, normally black-and-white photos come to mind. And while most photos were indeed black and white, that doesn’t mean all of them were. Enter, the brothers Lumière. August and Louis Lumière created the Aytochrome Lumière. Before them, photo colorization was usually done by a professional colorist who used various dyes and pigments. Their technique involved using the dyed grains of potato starch and light-sensitive emulsion. So they could create vivid photographs without the need for additional colorization. And while these kinds of photographs were both expensive and difficult to manufacture, they were very popular. And remained popular, up until the introduction of the revolutionizing Kodachrom by Kodak in 1935.

#1 Christina In Red, 1913

Image source: Mervyn O’Gorman

#2 Sisters Sitting In A Garden Tying Roses Together, 1911

Image source: Etheldreda Janet Laing

#3 Flower Street Vendor, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#4 Musing (Mrs. A. Van Besten), C. 1910

Image source: Alfonse Van Besten

#5 The Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#6 Daydreams, 1909

Image source: John Cimon Warburg

#7 Heinz And Eva On The Hillside, 1925

Image source: Friedrich Paneth

#8 Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#9 The Grenata Street Army, 1915

Image source: Léon Gimpel

#10 A Girl Holds A Doll Next To Soldiers’ Equipment In Reims, France, 1917

Image source: Fernand Cuville

#11 Young Girl Amidst Marguerites, C. 1912

Image source: Alfonse Van Besten

#12 Among The First Coloured Pictures Ever Taken By Louis Lumière, 1907

Image source: Mo

#13 Charlie Chaplin, 1918

Image source: Charles C. Zoller

#14 Woman Smoking Opium, 1915

Image source: Léon Busy

#15 Two Girls In Oriental Costume, 1908

Image source: Etheldreda Janet Laing

#16 Outdoor Market, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#17 Autochrome Of Mark Twain, 1908

Image source: Alvin Langdon Coburn

#18 Air Balloons, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#19 Van Besten Painting In His Garden, 1912

Image source: Alfonse Van Besten

#20 Two Girls On A Balcony, 1908

Image source: Etheldreda Laing

#21 Woman And Girl By A Brook, 1910

Image source: Charles Corbet

#22 Eva And Heinz On The Shore Of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, C. 1927

Image source: Friedrich Adolf Paneth

#23 Family Portrait At Roannay, Belgium, 1913

Image source: Georges Gilon

#24 Christina In Red, 1913

Image source: Mervyn O’Gorman

#25 Apan (Young Samurai), 1912

Image source: Albert Kahn

#26 Sweden, Near Gagnef (Mother And Daughter In Traditional Clothes), 1910

Image source: Albert Kahn

#27 Mother Of Seven Making Fringes For Knitted Shawls, Galway, Ireland, 29 May 1913

Image source: Albert Kahn

#28 Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar, 1913

Image source: Albert Kahn

#29 Joan In Red Riding Hood Cape With Basket, 1907

Image source: John Cimon Warburg

#30 Lanchester 38hp Tourer, 1913

Image source: Unknown.

#31 An Autochrome Of Two Sisters, 1908

Image source: Etheldreda Laing

#32 Louis Lumière’s Daughter And Her Dolls, 1913

Image source: Mo

#33 Autochrome Of Else Paneth On A Camel, 1913

Image source: Friedrich Paneth

#34 Else Reading By The Nile, 1920

Image source: Friedrich Adolf Paneth

#35 Autochorme By Etheldreda Janet Laing, 1912

Image source: Etheldreda Janet Laing

#36 Japan, Kyoto, 1912

Image source: Albert Kahn

#37 Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, 1912

Image source: Albert Kahn

#38 Giant Oranges,paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#39 Metro, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#40 An Autochrome Of Etheldreda Janet Laing Daughter In A Garden, Holding A Brightly Coloured Bunch Of Pink Flowers, 1908

Image source: Etheldreda Janet Laing

#41 Porte Saint Denis, Paris, 1914

Image source: Albert Kahn

#42 The Neptune Fountain, Cheltenham, 1910

Image source: John Cimon Warburg

#43 Girl In A Garden With Hollyhocks, 1908

Image source: Etheldreda Laing

#44 Lunch Of A French Soldier In Front Of A Damaged Library, 1st April 1917

Image source: Paul Castelnau

#45 Egypt, Giza, 1913

Image source: Albert Kahn

#46 Mongolia, Near Ulaanbaatar (Buddhist Lama), 1913

Image source: Albert Kahn

#47 Mrs. Warburg, 1915

Image source: John Cimon Warburg

#48 Autochrome Of A Young Girl, 1910

Image source: Etheldreda Laing

#49 Market Stalls Outside An Egyptian Ruin, 1913

Image source: Friedrich Adolf Paneth

#50 Children By The Breakwater, 1908

Image source: John Cimon Warburg

 

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