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

Nicola Perscheid :: Fräulein Änne Jungmann in den Lupinen, um 1900. Pinatypie. 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. | 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

Cronquist’s portraits, 1920s

Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920-1925. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920-1925. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet and Flickr

G.W. Cronquist’s portraits, 1920s

Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist :: Hon lilla Trollpacka | The Little Troll, 1926. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet

Pelargonien · Geraniums

Heinrich Kühn :: Stillleben mit Pelargonien (Still life with geraniums), 1907. Autochrome. | src ÖNB
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Pelargonia, Torekov, 1922 | src Moderna Museet
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, 1938. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet