Cornwall, August 1913, in colour

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.

Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Albert Kahn's house party, Carbis Bay " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Carbis Bay " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Carbis Bay " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Carbis Bay " width="300" height="233" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Coastal houses " width="300" height="219" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Coastal church " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Towednack Church " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour St. Ives " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Church " width="222" height="300" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Penzance sea front " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Penzance Harbour " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Penzance " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="218" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="220" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Paul Hill, Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="235" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="285" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour New Road, Newlyn " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour House in woods " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moors near Zennor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moors near Zennor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moors near Zennor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moors near Zennor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Burnt gorse " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Rocks on Bodmin moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Bodmin Moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Bodmin Moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Rocks on Bodmin Moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Ponies on Bodmin Moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Gorse on Bodmin Moor " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moorland Stile " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Standing stone " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moor track " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Cow field " width="300" height="216" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Cow field " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Sheep and meadow " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moorland village " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Moorland farm " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Farmyard " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Farm worker and gate " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Farm buildings " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Hay cart with carter and children " width="300" height="217" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Ford " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/> Cornwall, August 1913, in colour Farm house near ford " width="300" height="223" style="visibility: hidden; opacity: 0;"/>

 

The pictures were taken by Auguste Leon, for Albert Khan, and are drawn from Albert Khan’s “Archives of the Planet” - look out for Khan’s car in picture 59.

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All pictures (c) Musee Albert-Kahn
For more of Albert Kahn’s images, see David Okuefuna’s “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

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