Flower portrait by Włodek, 1920s

Jan Zdzisław Włodek :: Autochrome of a flower in the greenhouse of the Włodków villa at Pędzichów, 1923-1929. | Fundacja im. Zofii i Jana Włodków
Jan Zdzisław Włodek :: Autochrome of a flower in the greenhouse of the Włodków villa at Pędzichów, 1923-1929. | Fundacja im. Zofii i Jana Włodków
Detail of “Cieplarnia na Pędzichowie” by Jan Zdzisław Włodek (1923-1929). Autochrome.
Jan Zdzisław Włodek :: Autochrome of a flower in the greenhouse of the Włodków villa at Pędzichów, 1923-1929. | Fundacja im. Zofii i Jana Włodków
Jan Zdzisław Włodek :: Autochrome of a flower in the greenhouse of the Włodków villa at Pędzichów, 1923-1929. | Fundacja im. Zofii i Jana Włodków

Tatiana par Lessieux, 1907

Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana sur une plage d'Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre Autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l'île d'Oléron
Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana sur une plage d’Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre Autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l’île d’Oléron
Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana dans l'eau sur l'île d'Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l'île d'Oléron
Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana dans l’eau sur l’île d’Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l’île d’Oléron
Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana en costume de bain sur une plage d'Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre Autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l'île d'Oléron
Ernest-Louis Lessieux :: Tatiana en costume de bain sur une plage d’Oléron (titre factice), plaque de verre Autochrome, 1907. Conseil des musées. Le musée de l’île d’Oléron

Tulips, ca. 1911 (Clara Sipprell)

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Tulips, ca. 1911. Glass transparency. Additive color screen plate(*). | src Amon Carter Museum
Clara E. Sipprell :: Tulips, ca. 1911. Glass transparency. Additive color screen plate(*). | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art

(*) Additive Color Screen Plate or Screen Plate were known commonly by the product name: Autochrome, Filmcolor, Lumicolor, Alticolor. Used mainly between 1907 and 1935. Initially it has a glass support; later products on film supports. This process was the first fully practical single-plate color process. The Autochrome plate or Screen plate could record both saturated and subtle colors with fidelity, and since the screen and the image were combined, there were no registration problems. Nonetheless, it had its drawbacks: the exposure times were long, and the processed plates were very dense, transmitting only less than the 10% of the light reaching them.

The result is a soft, subdued, dreamy colored image. And grainy. Although the starch grain filters were microscopically small their random distribution meant that inevitably there would be clumping of grains of the same color.

Pinatype by Perscheid, 1900s

field of flowers, pinatype, early color, colour, pinatipie
Nicola Perscheid :: Ms. Änne Jungmann in the lupins, ca1900. Pinatype. | src MK&G
Nicola Perscheid :: Fräulein Änne Jungmann in den Lupinen, um 1900. Pinatypie. | src MK&G

The Pinatype is a dye transfer imbibition process. The colored picture is obtained by superimposing three gelatin films which have been exposed under negatives taken behind color-screens and dyed with corresponding colors.

Nicola Perscheid :: Ms. Änne Jungmann in the lupins, ca. 1900. Pinatype. | src MK&G
Nicola Perscheid :: Ms. Änne Jungmann in the lupins, circa 1900. Pinatype. (Detail) | src MK&G

Flower studies by De Meyer

Baron Adolph de Meyer :: Flower Study, 1908. Autochrome. (Royal Photographic Society Collection) | src The Dawn of Colour at Science and Media Museum via Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life # 3, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay via Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life # 3, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay via Flickr
Still Life, ca. 1908. From an Autochrome by Baron A. de Meyer. From: “Colour Photography and other Recent Developments of the Art of the Camera”. Charles Holme ed., 1908. | src internet archive & flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay & Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay & Flickr

La pépinière déserte, 1903

La pépinière déserte, Nancy, France, 31/12/1903. Unknown photographer. | src ENSAD Nancy
La pépinière déserte, Nancy, France, 31/12/1903. Unknown photographer. | src ENSAD Nancy

Étude de costume · Danseuse

Charles Adrien :: [Étude de costume en studio], 1907-1930. Plaque de verre Autochrome. | src SFP
Charles Adrien :: [Danseuse], 1907-1930. Plaque de verre Autochrome. | src Société française de photographie
Charles Adrien :: [Étude de costume en studio], 1907-1930. Plaque de verre Autochrome. | src SFP
Charles Adrien :: [Étude de costume en studio], 1907-1930. Plaque de verre Autochrome. | src SFP
Charles Adrien :: [Danseuse], 1907-1930. Plaque de verre Autochrome. | src Societé française de la photographie