View Full Version : OT: startling 102-year-old autochrome images

06-11-2015, 10:05 PM
More here:


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/29/18/2805835400000578-3061005-Christina_O_Gorman_posed_for_her_father_electrical _engineer_and_-a-3_1430327529481.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/29/18/2805834C00000578-3061005-The_images_were_taken_on_the_beach_at_Lulworth_Cov e_Dorset-a-2_1430327529296.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/29/18/28059EE800000578-3061005-Christina_s_life_remains_a_mystery_as_there_are_no _recorded_deta-a-5_1430327529600.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/11/18/298A47B600000578-3119976-In_another_previously_unseen_slide_Christina_s_sis ter_Anne_on_a_-a-6_1434042688198.jpg

06-11-2015, 10:30 PM
google "autochrome" men have been making much of interesting women for a long, long time ;-)

06-11-2015, 10:35 PM
I was truly stunned at the colour and definition in those pics - and the more so as I had no idea that coloured photography was even in existence then let alone the quality of it 102 years ago.

06-11-2015, 10:41 PM
Hope I look that good at 102.

How about it Olltiffe did youlook that good at 102?

06-11-2015, 10:49 PM
Hope I look that good at 102.

How about it Olltiffe did youlook that good at 102?

It is not my place to judge myself and any beauty that I may have had (102 years ago is so long ago anyway) - but it is in the eye of the beholder.

As it is you - as the beholder - and not I - that am interested in my real or perceived or imagined beauty then it is up to you to make the assessment and report it here.

06-12-2015, 08:03 AM
Is it the color that you find surprising? I'm "sure" those were large format photos, so image quality should not surprise you.

06-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Go onto google earth and look at 6 chelsea embankment (London) only the window above the door has changed!!

06-13-2015, 02:09 AM
The pictures are quite nice,. I'd forgotten about the autochrome pictures. There are many more impressive photos at http://www.shorpy.com/.

The Shorpy site has thousands of scans of photos from the past. Late 1800s are not uncommon.

06-13-2015, 02:34 AM
Thanks Dan.

I spent a bit of time looking through those pics and really enjoyed it.

06-13-2015, 02:41 AM
Really nice photos, the lady doesn't hurt the retinas either!, saw some really old glass photos at a flea market a while ago, the guy had some metal ones too, they were ancient but actually very good, clever people around.