Christina O’Gorman, 1913, in colour

Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman, a distinguised Aeronautical engineer, took these autochromes of his daughter Christina at and near Lulworth Cove in Dorset, in 1913.

The photographs are in the collection of the Royal Photographic Society.


Thank you to those people who commented that the first picture was reversed. This has been rectified.

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11 comments to Christina O’Gorman, 1913, in colour

  • Sarah Mooring

    Simply beautiful. Could almost be a modern fashion shoot.

  • Ruth de Wynter

    It’s just as Sarah said - the beach pictures and Christina’s demeanour look so modern. Amazing!

  • Anne Hill Fernie

    I think we have almost become programmed to thinking of the past in black and white. There is something quite moving about seeing it in colour as the shots turn from static artifacts into something very immediate and tangible, wonderful…….

  • Chris

    A friend said to me recently - “colour telescopes time”…

  • cynthia Wolff

    So awesomely beautiful..and modern. Could be a shot from any high fashion magazine..Such a beautiful girl..such great photography.

  • SarahSiddons

    Amazing - the pictures brought to vibrant life.

  • stew

    Nice.. Not that it matters at all but the pedant in me cant help but notice this picture is back to front. This is taken at Durdle Door- along the coast from Lulworth - the beach is sweeping the wrong way! Any reason for this?

  • Katie Morris

    Mervyn a descended relative of my Evans/Crawford family. Haven’t been able to find info about Christina. Written to everyplace I find about Mervyn with no luck. Appreciate any ideas I could try. Mervyns grandfather was Dr. Mervyn Archdall Nott Crawford - step brother to Rev. Edward Evans. Rev. Evans my gggGrandfather in Ireland.
    Lovely to see her picture anyway, Thank you for sharing


  • Chris

    Thank you for posting such a fascinating comment, Katie. I do hope you find some more information, I would love to know.

  • oswald

    see cover for Billie’s Kiss by Elizabeth Knox

  • SK

    these photos were taken on Durdle Door beach ( the one with the boat) and St Oswald’s Bay.

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