Old as time: colour photography + 15 icons

Alim Khan, Emir of Bukhara, seated holding sword; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress).Alim Khan, Emir of Bukhara, seated holding sword; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress).

I find it wonderful that I reacted to these photographs being more than a hundred years old and in colour. I mean, so far I’ve only thought of colour photography to exist from the 1920s – which is wrong; it’s existed from 1855.

So, colour photography is old. Really old. Two generations old.

It feels strange to me.

About as strange as these 15 different icons that young people don’t really get, e.g. the floppy disc for Save and manila folders for Folders.

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