Business Insider has an exhibit of color pictures of Manhattan from the 1940’s and 1960’s by amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman. The collection is maintained by Indiana University. All shot on Kodachrome.
General view of the [Nikolaevskii] cathedral from southwest. Mozhaisk – Prokudin-GorskiÄ, SergeÄ MikhaÄlovich, 1863-1944, photographer – From Library of Congress
Also I recommend the Big Picture as a regular “reading” for the pictures.
Dr. Michael R. Shaughnessy put up a gallery of scanned true color images from 1906 with geolocalisation added. This is pretty amazing to see various european locations in color.
1906 True Color Photos scanned from old prints. Part of CAPL project at Washington & Jefferson College http://capl.washjeff.edu/ by Dr. Michael R. Shaughnessy. Please cite if linked or embedded. I am not sure of the copyright holder at this point and hope to place them under CC licensing for non-commercial use. These photos were originally published by the Institute for Color Photography, Carl Weller, Berlin. Verlagsanstalt fÃ¼r Farbenfotographie, 1906. Send any info to email@example.com
Here are a few samples – see above for the copyright notice:
Goethe’s Gartenhaus, Weimar, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
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The Denver Post Photo Blogs has an exhibit called “Captured: America in Color 1939-1943”.
Some stunning images taken between 1939 and 1943 depicting America, in Color. When I think about that period, I most of the time imaging black & white, because it was the predominant form of photography at the time. But color film, was already available, even to the general public.
That’s the kind of photography I love, depicting people, in everyday situations, to form our memories (of the past).
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