Far from what the modern techniques of producing colour pictures would be, the Lumière brothers developed a few of their own, inspiring future approaches and technologies in this art. In 1903, a photographic process named "autochrome Lumière" was patented and, afterwards, in 1907, commercialized, remaining the main technique used in the market until the 1930s, when it was replaced, with the arrival of colour films, introduced by a certain company called Kodak.
The “Autochrome Lumière” was developed from an handcrafted technique that mixed potato's microscopic particles with orange, green and blue colouring. The potato powder, which worked as a colour filter, was placed on black and white films and, afterwards, assembled into a glass blade. With such a primitive, albeit crafty, technique, the photographic quality reached over 100 years ago is remarkable. Enjoy these pictures.
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