02 December, 2020

Did You Dream In Colour?

Pale ghosts from India as it was a century ago; their preternaturalness further enhanced by their clear, startlingly true colour.

Photo courtesy: Albert Kahn Museum
Did You Dream In Colour?

June 1921
Rabindranath Tagore in Albert Kahn’s rose garden in Paris
Autochrome by Auguste Léon

December 1913
Women at a well in Agra
Autochrome by Stephane Passet

December 1913
Worshippers at the Jain temple of Hutheesingh in Ahmedabad
Autochrome by Stephane Passet


The Taj Mahal’s dome lightly tinted...



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