You've seen already some sets of photos by a famous Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky: 1, 2, 3. These are some close up views reavealing new details definitely deserve your attention.
On the photo fragment above: "On the river Sim at the station Ashi-Balashovskaya", 1910. Looks like a painting!
Nice colored picture from that time.
These are so great! I like the town photo with the motorcycles — you can tell how different color photography worked back then.
Proudkin-Gorsky developed a photographic machine that could shoot the same scene 3 times, each one the light passed a filter (red, green, and blue) and the picture developed in three glasses. The resulting images could be projected using backlights that passes through the same colored filters. When the three images overlap perfectly what you see is a natural color photo. Preety amazing for the time.
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