Saturday, July 24, 2010

World War I French Field Hospital

By 1907, the Lumiere brothers had perfected color photography.

In the last two years of World War I, the French government commissioned thousands of color photographs of the war. The resulting photographic record constitutes the only significant archive of color photographs of any nation participating in the conflict.

It is unknown whether this color photograph of a French field hospital dates from 1917 or 1918.

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