England in colour - in 1928

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    We are so used to seeing early photographs in black and white that it is as though colour did not exist back then!

    However, one chap by the name of Clifton R Adams, was sent to England to take photographs for National Geographic, which he did in colour using the Autochrome process.

    Copy/paste the link below into your browser to see some of those results. :)

    http://
    mashable.com/2015/03/29/england-color-photos/
     
  2. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Thanks for that Jan - what amazing photos. Two things which struck a chord with me - whatever happened to Alexander Rose Day? I asked Mr Google and the charity still exists, but the day seem seems to have gone. I can remember those lovely pale pink roses that were used. And, the last photo is of a 77A bus - my Mum and I used to use that route regularly when we visited my grandparents in Wimbledon. We would go to Lyon's Corner House at Charing Cross for a cup of tea and a slice of brown bread and butter, then cross the road and get on the 'bus.

    I hasten to add that the 77A was, by then, a 'proper' double decker Routemaster :rolleyes:

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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    They are fantastic.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Thanks, Jan. Prompted a quick look up of Alexandra Day (got lots of person results o_O ). Yet another learning experience on GS/TD. :)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I love these, particularly the farmers in Lancashire (I wonder why the 'bobby' is having a word? :D).

    We still have an annual subscription to National Geographic magazine.
     
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    The mention of Queen Alexander Rose day reminded me of this photo of my
    nan selling roses mildred.jpg for that day
     
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    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    What a lovely photo, Sandiep.
     
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    thank you it was a bit before the coloured photos...........I just love the outfits the girls in the colour photos have I think fashions were lovely then mind you had to be slim!!
     
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    I loved the Rolls Royce ice cream van
     
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    That's a lovely photo Sandiep :)

    Ann
     
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    Thanks for showing those pictures DB, they are great! I really liked the different subjects and the expressions! :)
     
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    Fantastic. Thank you so much for the link, Jan.

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