Rare, early color photographs capture life in Paris circa 1914


posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM EDT


Yesterday, we shared a short video with you showing the history of photography in 76 seconds. That brief film included an image of the first ever color photograph, an additive projected image of a tartan ribbon captured in 1861 by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

Flash forward just more than fifty years later and we have these more modern looking color photos of life in Paris, France, in 1914. And, yes, they prove the Moulin Rouge really was red. The images are from a collection from the Albert Kahn Museum in the western suburbs of Paris.

(Via Wall to Watch via Retronaut)