Early color photographs (100 years ago!) of Russia.

My grandather had a few photos of his life in the pre-revolutionary Russian Pale of Settlement, but they were black and white, which is of course how I picture life then. Seeing this is sobering, it’s a few neighborhoods over from how he grew up, but not too far at all, and the idea that this is what the world looked like to him is kind of amazing to consider.

Russia in color, a century ago – The Big Picture –

when i was really young, i used to think that color hadn’t been invented until sometime in the late 1950s. true story.