This Dad Took Some Incredible Color Photos Of His Hipster Daughter...In 1913

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  1. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    These photos are spectacular. It's amazing what this guy was able to do over 100 years ago.

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    Although, apparently according to some comments its not his daughter, but the photos are still just wow.
     
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    That, in 1913?!!? You'd swear that was at least the mid-late 1960s, if not mid 1970s!

    Absolutely amazing photos!

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    I'm astonished by the quality of those photos. Never would I ever have guessed that those were taken any time remotely close to 1913. My parents have grainier pictures from when they were young, and they're in their 50s right now.
     
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    They're beautiful and amazing to see such high quality images when the film/camera industry hadn't fully matured yet.
     
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    Agreed, those pictures are fantastic.
     
  7. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Wonderful photographs by any standard, with the foreground accentuated by the narrow depth of field and muted colors in the background.

    As alluded to by iBlazed, there is a lot of speculation online as to the true identity of Christina, who may not have been Mervyn's daughter. Some people have been putting a lot of effort into identifying her. This chat is an example of that.
     
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    I'm calling fake! Everybody knows the world was black-and-white back in 1913. Zillions of other photos prove it! :D

    Joking aside, they're beautifully timeless. They make the past seem less distant.
     
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    Wow! I'm no photographer, but those are amazing for being over a hundred years old. It's amazing to see something that old and that clear. Absolutely amazing!
     
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    The funny thing is, we look back at the that way. I've seen similar images of life in Russia from the early 1900s and to se them in color with the vibrant clothes was amazing.

    All we see is the black and white images we start thing its was a drab world, yet in actuality it was vibrant and rich.
     
  11. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I've seen these photos before, and they are quite something..... lulworth cove is renknowned to be particualrly beautiful too, although I've never actually been.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-old-russia-2014-2?op=1&IR=T

    Do you mean these ones?
     
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    Wow, he was ahead of his time. I think of everything back then as grainy, black and white.

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    I did not realize color photography was invented in the mid-late 1800s. I know that some portraits were colored after the fact. Wiki link
     
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    These are great shots and the fact they are in color makes them that much more enjoyable to look at and study.
     
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    Where's the "selfies" and "duck faces"? :eek:

    Yeah, color was invented much earlier. I saw online somewheres a set of "WWI in Color" - astonishing...
     
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    Gorgeous photographs, and beautifully taken. Photography as art, simply wonderful.
     
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    Great post, and I wanted to pass on a thanks from a friend, who's also a photographer and designer (I shared it with him on Facebook).
     
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    Not gonna lie but those photos look kinda creepy.
     
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    I'm giving you the finger right now!
     
  21. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Look at these autochromes.

    http://www.subdivx.com/X12X91X15269...r-de-principio-de-siglo-xx-rusia-2-parte.html
     
  22. Roller macrumors 68020

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    How so? The young woman certainly looks pensive to me, but not in a creepy way. I wonder what she was thinking of and what was happening in her life when these photographs were taken. The color makes the images seem modern, yet from Christina's perspective, the sinking of the Titanic was last year's news, and World War I was a year away.
     
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    I think it is the color reproduction that just looks different. Add in her expressions.
     
  24. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Amazing. I love how in some of the non-posed ones you can see color fringing where the subject(s) moved while the photographer was swapping the plates and filters.

    I guess this is why there are no "duck-faces"? Photography was too costly and time consuming to waste it on nonsense.
     
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    Would a duck-face be better? :D
     

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