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This is What London Looked Like in the 1920’s In Color

by Chris Gampat on 05/12/2013

Generally, people often wonder what the world looked like in olden times. We have loads of black and white images, but as we know, the human eye doesn’t (usually) see in black and white. Indeed though, the world was dramatically full of color–and lots of it too. Claude Friese-Greene, a British Cinema Technician, was able to shoot lots of video using a color process that his father was using.

The process was called Biocolour, and started in the 1890s. It was often in conflict with Kinemacolor–another British invention and the first commercialized attempt to introduce color video. By the time he really tried to get it going though, Technicolor was already rapidly growing in the US around 1916.

Either way, the important thing is that Greene was able to show off the olden times in full color.

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