Colette photographed by Albert Kahn.

Colette photographed by Albert Kahn.

The Albert Kahn Collection

The Albert Kahn Collection

Photo: Albert Kahn

Photo: Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn

1909 color photography by Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn’s Documentation of Humanity Through Early Color Photography

1909 color photography by Albert Kahn

Somme, France In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world.

Somme, France In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world.

Part of Albert Kahn's Archieves of the World, this photo was taken by Georges Chevalier in 1918 Alsace just months before the region declared independence from Germany.

A Trip Through Time

Part of Albert Kahn's Archieves of the World, this photo was taken by Georges Chevalier in 1918 Alsace just months before the region declared independence from Germany.

One of more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true color photography, collected in the early part of the 20th century by French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn in his Archive of the Planet.

One of more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true color photography, collected in the early part of the 20th century by French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn in his Archive of the Planet.

The Dawn of the Colored Photograph:     Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet - 2008

The Dawn of the Colored Photograph: Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet - 2008

Girls Eating Betel Nuts  Vietnam, c. 1921. “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn”.

Girls Eating Betel Nuts Vietnam, c. 1921. “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn”.

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