England: In addition to his estate in France, Albert Kahn kept a house on England’s Cornwall coast. Photographer Auguste Léon posed Kahn’s guests on the cliff overlooking Carbis Bay on August 28, 1913.
These seldom-seen pictures are genuine colour photographs of Cornish people, towns, villages, farms, churches, moorland and coast, all taken in August 1913. None of the pictures are colourised – they are autochromes, the earliest commercially available colour photography system. The pictures were taken by Auguste Leon, for Albert Khan, and are drawn from Albert Khan’s “Archives of the Planet”.
Autochrome 1910 Les jardins Kahn à Boulogne-Billancourt