Iris and Janet, Bury Knowle, Headington, Oxford, 1914, Ethelreda Laing
Ethelreda Laing’s autochrome of her daughters is an example of early colour photography. The autochrome process used a random mosaic of coloured potato starch grains on a glass plate covered with a photographic emulsion which, when exposed to light and developed, produced a full-colour positive transparency. The process (patented by the Lumière brothers in 1903) continued to be the most popular colour process until the early 1930s.
Lilliput, June 1945
Donald’s Camera 1941
Miss Marlene Dietrich, September 1936 by Avedon