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1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in colour

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in colour Reply with quote

1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in colour.

http://mashable.com/2015/11/04/king-tut-discovery/#9uK.IxOKOkqY
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford" as owner of the copy-rights presents the edited photos also on his website: "Discovering Tutankhamun in Colour". Very nice here the possibility of direct comparison of original and adaptation...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, a new slant on some familiar pictures.

There were however attempts made by Harry Burton to take real colour photographs. These were done using a technique called "Autochrome" I have a few photos that I downloaded from various web sites dealing in old photos and they are really good. Vibrant colours and good clear definition, not bad considering that the technique relied on dyed potato starch grains to give the colour. Unfortunately the report I read said that Burton was unsuccessful and that the whereabouts of any pictures are unknown. One drawback with autochromes is that they are a one-off, you can't make copies so if they are damaged or lost that's it, gone for good.

I did post a request here that if anyone knows about Burton's autochromes that they let us know, but no-one replied. So it looks like they are lost. Which is a great pity.
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