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"There currently are 2 bookshelves, 1 armchair, 1 coffee, 1 mirror and 1 table with chair in the room ready for use. But the furniture must not stop there"
But the furniture must not stop there
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Hey, illustrate-her, since you’ve been posting WWI pictures lately, it just occurred to me: are you familiar with Albert Kahn?
He was a French banker and philanthropist who launched a huge photographic project in about 1910: The Archives of the Planet. He trained and sent out photographers to take colour (!) photographs of people(s) in Europe and then around the globe. When the First World War broke out, his photographers documented life in the trenches. Here are some of the autochromes from the WWI portfolio:
Bike courier, lunching, France 1917
Bulgarian, arrested by Greek soldiers on Mt. Athos
Infirmary, France 1916
French soldiers in the trenches
Pre-WWI photos include:
Tattooed Bosnian Catholic woman
It’s a huge collection of the earliest colour photographs, and it’s absolutely astonishing. There’s also a BBC documentary, “Edwardians in Colour”, and a book, “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn”.
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