amazing century-old color photos

The Library of Congress is running an “exhibit of color photographs from the 1900s”: reconstructed from three-color glass plates taken by a Russian experimental photographer. The “process”: is fascinating, but the photos themselves are truly extraordinary. My favorite is “View of the Nilova Monastery”, which looks like more a fairytale castle photo from a 1960s Disney adventure film than pre-revolution Russia.

[Thanks to Patrick for pointing this out to me.]

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