Take a trip back in time with these early color photos of Ireland in 1913
posted Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT
We recently shared early color photographs of Paris and Russia and now here are a few more images showing another part of old Europe in color: Ireland in 1913. These photos were captured by Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba, two French women who documented Ireland in 1913 as part of an international project called "the Archives of the Planet."
As with the images we shared of Paris in 1914, these documentary color photos were the idea of French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn, who created the project as “a kind of photographic inventory of the surface of the earth as it was occupied and organized by Man at the beginning of the 20th century.”
Along with France and Ireland, the archive project included early color photographs of the United States, Norway, Vietnam, and Brazil.
Read more about the Ireland portion of color photography project and see more photos at Irish Central. There's more information about Albert Kahn at the Albert Kahn museum's website.