Faces from the Past #3


Russian Peasant Girls (1909)

3 comments:

Rob said...

These essentailly 3-strip color shots from B4 WWI are AMAZING! They are sooo immediate, and look fresh right out of the camera! Thank God they were preserved. I spent hours looking at 'em last nite.

BCNU

Sam said...

As a child, I thought color only existed after the sixties. To see photos like this one that have made it this long is simply breathtaking.

Tom Sutpen said...

Sam Wrote:

As a child, I thought color only existed after the sixties. To see photos like this one that have made it this long is simply breathtaking.

*****
I have to admit, it isn't easy finding these images, and I have to give Stephen credit for starting this series. It was his idea, and I've sort of ridden it a few miles.

So far, I've found pre-1950 color images (of non-famous individuals) mostly through the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection; which is such a treasure trove it's virtually impossible to navigate it coherently. They do an incredible job, particularly with this series from Eastern Europe, of preserving images with every digital thingamabob known to man.

(btw, It's great to see you back, Sam. I was hoping you weren't still upset over . . . you know. I'm glad there aren't any hard feelings)