Outdoor urban market scene Accession Number: Maker: Unidentified Title: Outdoor urban market scene Date: ca. 1910 Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process Dimensions: Image: x cm Overall: x cm George Eastman House Collection
French photographer Gustave Gain was born in Cherbourg, France on June As a chemist he keens on photography and related technical achievements. After the invention of the Autochrome by the Lumière brothers, Gustave is actively engaged in color photograph.
Top: Portrait of Margaret Hope, autochrome, September Bottom: Margaret Hope, photographed on an autochrome plate (left) and an omnicolore plate (right), ca. Both photos by Sarah Angelina Acland From Matters Photographic
Autochrome Plates. The most improbable object imaginable—the lowly, lumpy potato—played a leading role in the Great Leap Forward of color photography. In 1903 two imaginative French inventors, Auguste and Louis Lumière, seized the pomme de terre and made it the basis for a dazzling new imaging process they called the autochrome, an innovation that would transform a monochromatic world into one gleaming with color. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/in-living-color-161118412/?no-ist