These are some old color photos of Turkmenistan taken in 1912. Join us in this retro-tour!
Colors look like that of 80s, 90s cameras.
Colors like that of 80s 90s camera.
Very sorry about repeat this comment.
take a look mate
I know, that photos are taken in early 20c. I saw some color photos taken in ww1. But color of photos of this posts are very diffrent to that of ww1.
Incredible in what bad conditions the historical buildings were.
Does that crazy guy still rule here? The one that changed the names of the days to his relatives names? Changed a whole lot of stuff like that, just nuts.
Oh, he died in 2007 or 2008. New one is not any better though.
The color is not original they did not have color film back then.There was a process used at the time where they added in colorization but it is not the same as a true color photo.And in these photos it looks like the post colorization was done some time after the photos where taken maybe in the late 30′s to early 50′s.
Not going to try to vouch for the authenticity of these photos, i don’t know their history, but there were certainly methods of taking color photographs by 1907 (as opposed to someone colorizing a B&W photo).
BTW you are right that they didn’t have color “film” back then. But Autochrome plates were available by 1907, as well as other methods of photographically / chemically capturing the color information in a scene (i think that is what you meant). Anyway i would love to know more about these particular photos and how they were made.
If these are from Prokudin-Gorsky, they are three-color separations – three glass plates, each exposed through a filter, one blue, one green, one red, then projected all together to recreate the full color image. See the US Library of Congress website loc.gov for a bunch more, and a good explanation of the process.
Such old color photographs are cool to see. I wonder which early color process was used to develop them? And the camera used?
Very interesting. Love the head diapers.
yojimbo, the explanation of the wikipedia about Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is very bright, It looks true color, three diferent filters mixing then.
Judging by the outfits and architecture, the majority of these pictures is from Uzbekistan, a neighboring country,
This is TURKESTAN, not turkmenistan
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