Karsavina, ca. 1908. Autochrome

Adolf de Meyer :: Tamara Karsavina, ca. 1908. Autochrome. From the exhibition "Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs" at the Met, direct link
Adolf de Meyer :: Tamara Karsavina, ca. 1908. Autochrome. From the exhibition “Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs” at the Met, direct link
Adolf de Meyer :: Tamara Karsavina, ca. 1908. Autochrome. From the exhibition "Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs" at the Met, direct link
Adolf de Meyer :: Tamara Karsavina, ca. 1908. Autochrome. From the exhibition “Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs” at the Met, direct link

Jules Antoine group portraits

Jules Antoine (1863-1948) :: Groupe d’enfants avec une nourrice devant un filet de tennis, raquettes à la main. Positif couleur transparent; Support verre; Procédé Autochrome, 1905-1912. | src Les Fonds de la MAP
Jules Antoine (1863-1948) :: Groupe devant une cabine de plage, Marthe Antoine en arrière-plan, le second mari de Marie-Louise Roussel-Bruyère à gauche, 1905-1912. | src Les Fonds de la MAP
Jules Antoine (1863-1948) :: Groupe assis sur une dune : Marthe Antoine à droite, Jean Antoine à gauche, un petit garçon au centre entre deux femmes, 1905-1912. | src Les Fonds de la MAP
Jules Antoine (1863-1948) :: Groupe portrait. Marthe et Jean Antoine avec leurs cousins devant une cabine de plage. Positif couleur transparent; Support verre; Procédé Autochrome. 1905-1912. | src Les Fonds de la MAP

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

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