We tend to view the past in black and white. Because of this it makes it hard for us to truly connect to the past and to view those moments as real. The technology just wasn’t there to show us the world in colour, except for in one man’s home.
In 1913, electrical engineer Mervyn O’Gorman figured out a way to use potato starch to give his photos colour. The incredible photos were taken of his daughter, Christina, that year.
Most of these were taken on the beach at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England.
(Images via the National Media Museum)
This is such an incredible glimpse into the past. It’s true that it really makes the past feel more real and relatable when in colour. Looking at these I feel like they were so much more modern than pre-WWI.