Russia in colour photos, a century ago


You must see this — it’s absolutely incredible. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich travelled around Russia in the early 20th Century taking colour photographs. He’d take three black and white images in a row with red, green and blue filters and then recombine them later with projectors. Interestingly, the Jewish boys in one image are in coloured robes, not black. I wonder if modern ideas of what is traditional is partly shaped by the black and white photos we mostly see?

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