Tag: Historic Pictures in Color

Life in Japan – Herbert Geddes

Once again I’d like to take you on a trip back into the past. This time we’re going to Japan around 1910. Herbert Geddes was the manager of a Canadian import-export company and between 1908 and 1918 he was in Yokohama on a business trip to Japan. On photographic glass slides he captured the impressions ...

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Insights into the history of fashion photography, Part 2:

In my previous article I tried to take you on a little journey through the changes in the world of fashion photography which had its origins in the beginning of the 20th century and which already changed a lot in the first 30 years after. In the times of the Second World War photography, of ...

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Insights into the history of fashion photography, Part 1:

The field of fashion photography has become an integral part in the complex world of photography. Its beginnings can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century. People started putting clothes in the limelight by ripping them out of their industrial context and presenting them in a dream world of seduction and beauty. ...

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The Petzval lense

Hello everybody, today I’m going to take you a step back into the history of photography. This blogpost is all about Josef Maximilian Petzval! Some of you might have heard his name already. His  most famous invention is the Petzval lens. He designed it in 1840, for a while it was quite popular and pretty ...

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Historic Pictures now in Color: ColorizedHistory and Titanic in Color

Reddit is known as an internet platform infamous for its „trolls“, but it’s also a huge community full of creative minds bursting with ideas and thirst for action. An example illustrating this is the ColorizedHistory group with over 20000 members, all of whom are amateur historians working together in order to colorize as many historic ...