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Stunning Autochrome Photos of Women Posing in Their Traditional Costumes Around the World in the 1920s and 1930s

In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière developed the first commercially viable form of color photography. Their process, called Autochrome, used glass plates coated with millions of microscopic color filters, each one consisting of—believe it or not—a dyed, powdered grain of potato starch. The starch grains essentially transformed the plate into a stained-glass window made of red, green, and blue dots, which filtered the light shining onto a light-sensitive emulsion.
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