Re: Earliest Color Photo of US Freight Cars?

Schuyler Larrabee

Interesting photo Ed.


I am moved to observe that the freight equipment doesn’t look, in terms of coloration, much different than 40 years later in the US.




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Here's another early color photograph, from 1910:

Zlatoust Station, somewhere in Russia, by Prokudin-Gorski.

It's a different process than the one under discussion.  It was done using three exposures through three colored filters.  You can see that, while the result is quite a bit sharper, it does not tolerate movement in the subject.


Edward Sutorik

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