The Strand magazine, England, 1911
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Two inhabitants of Blankenese in the city-state of Hamburg, German Empire, 1911 by Anton Bruhn
Jewish children studying with their Rabbi, Samarkand, Uzbekistan; 1911
[I’m writing this disclaimer/footnote because I know that someone is going to question the validity of such a colorful photo being captured in 1911]
This glorious color photograph was produced by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky – a Russian chemist and photographer – who at the turn of the 20th century, set out to travel the Russian Empire, with the intention of educating the schoolchildren of Russia with his “optical color projections” of the vast and diverse history and culture of their empire. He was best known for his revolutionary work in color photography during this expedition.
Street scenes of New York City in 1911. The film was taken by Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on their trip to the U.S.