This Day In History of the Day: On May 17, 1861 — exactly 150 years ago — Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell and photographer Thomas Sutton (who invented the SLR camera that same year) used three projectors fitted with red, green, and blue filters to combine three black-and-white photos of a tartan ribbon shot through similar filters, thereby forming the world’s first color photo (above) and, consequently, the “basis of nearly all subsequent photochemical and electronic methods of colour photography.”
[bbc / petapixel.]

This Day In History of the Day: On May 17, 1861 — exactly 150 years ago — Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell and photographer Thomas Sutton (who invented the SLR camera that same year) used three projectors fitted with red, green, and blue filters to combine three black-and-white photos of a tartan ribbon shot through similar filters, thereby forming the world’s first color photo (above) and, consequently, the “basis of nearly all subsequent photochemical and electronic methods of colour photography.”

[bbc / petapixel.]

  1. m-azing reblogged this from thedailywhat
  2. skrappin reblogged this from mudfleas
  3. seaphallus reblogged this from arthistoryx
  4. fotogenix reblogged this from thedailywhat
  5. unicorn-of-saturn reblogged this from thedailywhat
  6. nixxiereblogs reblogged this from thedailywhat
  7. melenhunt reblogged this from forgotyou-not
  8. jjarichardson reblogged this from thedailywhat
  9. titan-on-yon reblogged this from theducknamedchad
  10. lizraine reblogged this from thedailywhat
  11. cindex reblogged this from pocketwatches
  12. pocketwatches reblogged this from thedailywhat
  13. -brendagee reblogged this from thedailywhat
  14. baharmohazabnia reblogged this from creepingbite
  15. lisadelreyy reblogged this from putzinaround
  16. notklein reblogged this from thedailywhat
  17. madameeggnog reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I LOVE THIS SO VERY MUCH.
  18. strangestcities reblogged this from thedailywhat
  19. awonderfulworld reblogged this from putzinaround
  20. hareteeth reblogged this from pigbaby
  21. ugly-pretty reblogged this from pigbaby
  22. capslockdoesntexpressmyjoy reblogged this from quirrellmort and added:
    first glance, yep. ^
  23. clouddookie reblogged this from pigbaby
  24. pigbaby reblogged this from thedailywhat
  25. vanish-on-the-bow reblogged this from thedailywhat
  26. the-cinnamon-peelers-wife reblogged this from interwar