Autochrome

The first commercially available colour photographic process developed by the Lumiere brothers in France and patented in 1904. Autochromes are coloured transparent images on glass, similar to a slide, with deeply luminous colours and soft image outlines. They are viewed by being held up to the light or projected onto a surface. They were the most advanced form of colour photography until the development of the Kodachrome in the 1930s.

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Olive Edis
by Katharine Legat (née Edis)
1900s
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Olive Edis
by Sarah Jane Dugdale (née Hartland)
early 1900s
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Lady Ottoline Morrell
by Baron Adolph de Meyer
circa 1907
NPG P1099

Katharine Legat (née Edis)
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1910s
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Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1914
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Thomas Hardy
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1914
NPG x7186

George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1920
NPG x7198

John Galsworthy
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1922
NPG x7178

Augustine Birrell
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1925
NPG x7176

Ramsay MacDonald
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1926
NPG x7196

George Bernard Shaw
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1936
NPG x7208

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