Old, Amazing Color Pictures

27 Aug

I’ve been fascinated recently with the origins of color photography.  I’m also interested in well-known figures in color.  That’s why a gallery of pictures posted to Life Magazine are so interesting to me.

Life uploaded a gallery of color photographs of Adolf Hitler taken by Hugo Jaeger, who had unprecedented access to the German leader over the course of WWII.  I find the gallery striking because it’s so… humanizing.  Hitler seems like any other world leader.

Hitler photo from Life Magazine

This reminds me of two other striking galleries I saw, not long ago.

1) A color gallery of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Click here to check it out.

2) A stunning gallery of European cities in 1906 (a big year for color pictures): See the pictures here.

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