Consumer photography took a huge leap forward in 1888, when Eastman Kodak debuted the Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box):
“You Press the Button, We Do the Rest.”
This leather-covered wooden box came loaded with 100 exposures, cost $25 (about $650 of today's) and $10 for developing and reloading the exposures.
These examples come from the National Media Museum’s Flickr account.
Filling in what's missing from iconic Black & White photos, namely, the color, has an amazing impact on our perception and connection with the subjects. Of course, it is a matter of invention and conjecture, but stunning none the less. A whole bunch of amazing ones over at a group on reddit, called r/ColorizedHistory.
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Both so familiar and so foreign at the same time.