"In 1909, millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn decided to enlist the era’s burgeoning photographic technology in a  mission far greater than aesthetic fetishism, and set out to use the new  autochrome — the world’s first true color photographic process, invented by the  Lumière brothers in 1903 and marketed in 1907 — to produce a color  photographic record of human life on Earth as a way of promoting peace  and fostering cross-cultural understanding.”

(via The Dawn of the Color Photograph: How Albert Kahn Cataloged Humanity | Brain Pickings) High-res

"In 1909, millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn decided to enlist the era’s burgeoning photographic technology in a mission far greater than aesthetic fetishism, and set out to use the new autochrome — the world’s first true color photographic process, invented by the Lumière brothers in 1903 and marketed in 1907 — to produce a color photographic record of human life on Earth as a way of promoting peace and fostering cross-cultural understanding.”

(via The Dawn of the Color Photograph: How Albert Kahn Cataloged Humanity | Brain Pickings)

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