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 (nee Edis), 1900s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Olive Edis
by Katharine Legat (nee Edis)
1900s
NPG x45530

Olive Edis, by Sarah Jane Dugdale (nee Hartland), early 1900s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Olive Edis
by Sarah Jane Dugdale (nee Hartland)
early 1900s
NPG x38479

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Baron Adolph de Meyer, circa 1907 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lady Ottoline Morrell
by Baron Adolph de Meyer
circa 1907
NPG P1099

Katharine Legat (nee Edis); Emmeline McKendrick (nee Edis), by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1910s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katharine Legat (nee Edis); Emmeline McKendrick (nee Edis)
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1910s
NPG x38475

Katharine Legat (nee Edis), by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1910s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katharine Legat (nee Edis)
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1910s
NPG x45517

Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1914 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1914
NPG x7187

Thomas Hardy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1914 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

Augustine Birrell, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1925 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

Ramsay MacDonald, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1926 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

George Bernard Shaw, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1936 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

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