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Re: Autochromes (new website)

This is fantastic!  Thanks.

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Robert Newcomb <newcombr@uga.edu> wrote:
Inspired to say...My goodness those are beautiful!!
Robert Newcomb

On May 29, 2009, at 3:15 AM, Jean Daubas wrote:

Hi all,

For those amongst us who are admirative of the Autochrome process, I wish to share the opening of a new web site totally devoted to autochromes :


Thi site has been put on line some days ago and it is realised under the leadership of the French Ministery of Culture.
It is very extensive and shows some materials which were not publicly available before; it is not only the story of the Lumière family (especially Louis) but it also shows how the process evolved into an industry  and how all kinds of users used these plates all over the world.

i found some pictures fascinating by their beauty of colours, detals, etc.

There is also a very extensive bibliography and links to specialised websites

Unfortunately for many of you, the website is in French and has no English version for texts but at least the important number of autochrome plates shown are "international" !  If some of you are interested by a very special text of the site, just ask me for the English translation.
Alternative cheers from France,