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

bradl

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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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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.
 

Arran

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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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I'm calling fake! Everybody knows the world was black-and-white back in 1913. Zillions of other photos prove it! :D.
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.
 
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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.

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.
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.



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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Not gonna lie but those photos look kinda creepy.
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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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.
I think it is the color reproduction that just looks different. Add in her expressions.
 

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