Review of Reviews,  2 (1890), 187–88.

Our Scientific Causerie. Photography in Natural Colours. By the Editor of "The Practical Photographer"

H Snowden Ward


Regular Feature, Essay

Relevant illustrations:



Photography, Periodicals, Light, History of Science

People mentioned:

Albert Bierstadt , Henry Collen , Frederick B Bond

    After noting that in 'the July issue of the Photographic Quarterly is published a photo-crome, or photo-mechanical print in natural colours, which is interesting as being the first photo-chrome from solid objects issued to the public in England, if not the world', the article details the history of scientific attempts to achieve the 'beautiful dream' of permanent colour photographic images. (187) Written in 'non-technical words' (187), it concludes that 'in ten or fifteen years, photography in natural colours may be almost as simple, and quite as near perfection, as photography in mono-chrome is to-day' (188).

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