Albert Kahn

a series of photographs initiated by Albert Kahn titled The Archives of the Planet 1909-1931
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When war finally broke out, Albert Kahn's photographers were perfectly placed to document daily life at the embattled heart of the Western Front. Here, a little girl casually plays with her doll next to a soldier's discarded backpack and rifles.

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A woman with bound feet visits the Temple of the Tamed Tiger on Mount Emai on 9 June Her red laces suggest that she is from a prosperous family. The wonderful world of Albert Kahn - Colour Photographes from a lost age)

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During a visit to the library recently, I came across a book called “The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn”. Tempted by the cover to have a look inside, I found a collection of about four hundred colour photographs – many of them dating from before Listed by

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1914 : Autochrome by Albert Kahn : Famille Rue du Pot de Fer (Paris - 24 juin 1914

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first color photos of French Indochina

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Although it could be today, this is one of the first colour pictures taken in China -- by Industrialist Albert Kahn over 100 years ago.


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