World War I color photos




 
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February 4th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 

Topic: World War I color photos


http://www.network54.com/Forum/threa...&lp=1088381193

I know I'm not supposed to link to other forums but this particular thread has just put up rare COLOR World War I pictures. These are not digitally redone. These are actual photographs from World War I.
February 4th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Those are re-enactors. Look at the quality of the film. That didn't exist back then and there were no color photographs before the 1930s other than hand colored ones.
February 4th, 2005  
serbianpower
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Those are re-enactors. Look at the quality of the film. That didn't exist back then and there were no color photographs before the 1930s other than hand colored ones.

you are right. I have seen some of this pics in black and white.
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February 4th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Those are re-enactors. Look at the quality of the film. That didn't exist back then and there were no color photographs before the 1930s other than hand colored ones.
If there ware color film, couldn't there be color photos?

The first "color" photo "film" was a fake color film (panchromatic black and white) but none the less it still showed color and was first seen in 1906 the first real color "film" (plate) came around 1907-1908

This "panchromatic black and white film" had a higher quality then normal of the date black and white film.



These are however digitaly coloured photos that ware originaly black and while, probebly also a bit enhenced. Have a photo of my great grandmother and father taken a bit before the time period of those photos that is about the same quality, not exactly as great as those scanned enhenced photos but about the same.

It atleast looks like scanned photos, because of the vertical and horisontal lines that are quite iregular. Which accurs on low level scanners, only barell, well called something else but not quite sure of the exact name, can do good quality scanns of around 64 000 dpi, normal scanner is around 2000 dpi and dark images usually have these kinds of iregular lines.

Or it might just have been taken from a newspaper hehe because that will give you terrible scans hehe

(Yes im interested in photography and its histrory)

Also you have to remember that photographys from that time is usually bad quality because of the paper processing which wasnt that great at that time, hence the original plate ("film") is alot better quality then the paper copy of it So if you have a plate today with todays equipment you can get rather high quality prints from old photos from that time. So in fact it is a posibility that these photos are indeed real color photos of its time.
February 4th, 2005  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
They don't look like re-enactors to me, look how small they are!
February 4th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Well i got the "these are black and white" but im not sure as that was just what was said in the post futher down

Prosses of making old B/W photos color

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/making.html

As I said you can make better copies of old photos now then you could back then hence the quality change
February 4th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Re: World War I color photos


Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I know I'm not supposed to link to other forums but this particular thread has just put up rare COLOR World War I pictures.
It's no problem to link to other forums here, as long as there's some interesting information in the other end..
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Scroll down on the posts they made. Someone posted an article that sheds some "proof" on its authenticity.
I think it's real.
A lot of old pictures... the colors would look rather "fake." After all it was color photography at its infancy right?
February 5th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Scroll down on the posts they made. Someone posted an article that sheds some "proof" on its authenticity.
I think it's real.
A lot of old pictures... the colors would look rather "fake." After all it was color photography at its infancy right?
Correct, early color film, they just had a trubble getting it on to paper, paper reacts to light, and different trypes is used for either B/W or color and i doubt the paper for color existed then especially with the use of filters .
February 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Makes sense to me!