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Packet of Lumiere autochrome plates, French, 1907-1920.

Packet of Lumiere autochrome plates, French, 1907-1920.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


The Lumiere Autochrome, devised by the Lumiere brothers in 1907, was the first commercially succesful colour photographic proces. Autochrome plates were covered with a layer of millions of minute starch particles, dyed in primary colours - red, blue or green - through which light pased to the emulsion. A single exposure lasting several seconds was required. The plates were then procesed to give a positive image.

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