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      Early Color Photography | Early Color Photos of Africa and The Middle East, ca. 1910s

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      In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an ‘Archive of the Planet’. Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography

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      Albert Kahn autochrome, Algeria

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