Cornwall, August 1913, in colour

These seldom-seen pictures are genuine colour photographs of Cornish people, towns, villages, farms, churches, moorland and coast, all taken in August 1913. None of the pictures are colourised - they are autochromes, the earliest commercially available colour photography system.

The pictures were taken by Auguste Leon, for Albert Khan, and are drawn from Albert Khan’s “Archives of the Planet” - look out for Khan’s car in picture 59.


All pictures (c) Musee Albert-Kahn
For more of Albert Kahn’s images, see David Okuefuna’s “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn“

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