06 December 2008

Belgian Autochromes

Last weekend I wrote about a collection of color photos from the 30's and 40's. If it was hard for me to imagine the world in full color during those years, it was nearly impossible to imagine the world in color during the early 1900's. But that's just what this collection of Belgian autochromes show. It's a glimpse of color that is rarely seen; a soft focus world that conveys such a sense of romanticism. I think my favorite is the one with the two girls collecting flowers in the field.

Thank you to reader Jennifer Anne for leaving the comment that led me to these wonderful images.

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16 comments:

ryder said...

I saw the autocrome comment that was left on that post you made and had to look it up. These photos are so beautiful and amazing. They definitely satisfy my craving for wanting to know the old world in color. I love them.

K.Line said...

This archive is amazing. Thanks!

Blair said...

Wow, those are stunning!

<3

CheekyCharm said...

Really breathtaking!!

Frances Baker said...

It's amazing what a difference the colour makes, and the soft style the old colour creates is just beautiful!

Q's Daydream said...

So beautiful! Stunning! :o)

deep_in_vogue said...

beautiful images! thanks for sharing!

jayne said...

oo somewhat creepy, but gorgeous

Lily said...

how gorgeous!

Parapluie said...

How wonderful!

Jessica said...

wow, these photos are so beautiful!

Emma said...

beautiful pictures!

Penny said...

wow, i am totally speechless. these photos are amazing!

a cat of impossible colour said...

So beautiful!

penelope said...

The pictures are all so lovely!

Ross said...

NICE BLOG


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