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The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Catalog of Humanity

Amazing Paris street photo from the collection of Albert Kahn, shot in the early 1900s on the then revolutionary autochrome color film.

In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome process, the world's first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding.

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The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Catalog of Humanity

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