MEDIUM: 14 albums (2,433 photographic prints) ; 27 x 41 cm. (album) 1,902 negatives glass, b&w, three-color separation, triple frame ; 24 x 9 cm.
December 7, 2004
There are 2 color photos in the web page http://elmo.academyart.edu/study/ph101/Slides%20index.htm which are older than the 1872 photo.
One is called "Tartan Ribbon" by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. Another is called "Diaphanie (Leaves)" by Louis Ducos Du Hauron, the same photographer of the 1872 photo, taken in 1869.You may see them by clicking into their titles. Both photos are from A World History of Photography, 2nd Edition, by Naomi Rosenblum.
Anyway, your photos are so rare and lovely that I like very much!
Louis Lee from Hong Kong
August 4, 2003