Sneak peek of the cover for a mix coming out tomorrow by Kid Smpl on LFTF
In the 1990s, photo historian Rich Remsberg made a wonderful discovery: In a trove of boxes headed for the trash, he found a view of American history like he’d never seen it. That is, America in color, as early as 1938.
So many old color film discoveries in the news this week.
Researchers at the UK’s National Media Museum have unearthed the world’s first color moving pictures, dating back to 1902. As the BBC reports, the footage was shot by Edward Raymond Turner as part of a test reel that includes images of marching soldiers, birds, and Turner’s own children. The film had been gathering dust in a tin for more than a century before being discovered by Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography at the National Media Museum.
Absolutely incredible. I’ve already shot some color separation video but not like this technique.