When I think of everyday life back in the early 1900's, I tend to picture only black and white images.
That's why these autochrome images below are so special. These photographs turn the past into more realistic and colorful views.
Since the birth of the photographic process in the 1840's, photographers were dreaming of a way to create a colorized photo.
In 1904, Auguste and Louis Lumière announced the invention of the autochrome process at the French Academy of Sciences.
These guys, also the inventors of the motion picture camera, developed a process that used dyed potato starch grains covered in a layer of light sensitive panchromatic silver bromide solution to achieve a colorized photo.
Thus, the birth of color photography!
These are some of my favorite autochromes from the George Eastman House, which has a collection of over 4,000 images created in the early 1900's.