Although the color photography was started in 1861 by James Clerk Maxwell, it was very complicated and expensive procedure and take too long to color a single photograph. If a person wanted a colored photo, then he had to color it using different dyes and pigments. In 1907 two French brothers called Auguste and Louis Lumière invited a technique known as Autochrome Lumière. They used dyed grains of potato starch and light-sensitive emulsion to produce vibrant photographs without the need for additional colorization. The brothers revolutionized the world of color photography until Kodak took things to a whole new level with the invention of Kodachrome film in 1935. However, a pioneer like Auguste and Louis Lumière played a keen role in inventing color photography technique. Here is a collection of stunning century-old color photographs using their groundbreaking technique. 1. Christina In Red, 1913 Mervyn O’Gorman 2. Flower Street Vendor, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 3. Sisters Sitting In A Garden Tying Roses Together, 1911 Etheldreda Janet Laing 4. Heinz And Eva On The Hillside, 1925 Friedrich Paneth 5. Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 6. Daydreams, 1909 John Cimon Warburg 7. Musing (Mrs. A. Van Besten), C. 1910 Alfonse Van Besten 8. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 9. A Girl Holds A Doll Next To Soldiers' Equipment In Reims, France, 1917 Fernand Cuville 10. The Grenata Street Army, 1915 Léon Gimpel 11. Among The First Coloured Pictures Ever Taken By Louis Lumière, 1907 Mo 12. Two Girls On A Balcony, 1908 Etheldreda Laing 13. Young Girl Amidst Marguerites, C. 1912 Alfonse Van Besten 14. Air Balloons, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 15. Charlie Chaplin, 1918 Charles C. Zoller 16. Autochrome Of Mark Twain, 1908 Alvin Langdon Coburn 17. Christina In Red, 1913 Mervyn O’Gorman 18. Outdoor Market, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 19. Woman Smoking Opium, 1915 Léon Busy 20. Two Girls In Oriental Costume, 1908 Etheldreda Janet Laing 21. Van Besten Painting In His Garden, 1912 Alfonse Van Besten 22. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar, 1913 Albert Kahn 23. Eva And Heinz On The Shore Of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, C. 1927 Friedrich Adolf Paneth 24. Sweden, Near Gagnef (Mother And Daughter In Traditional Clothes), 1910 Albert Kahn 25. Girl In A Garden With Hollyhocks, 1908 Etheldreda Laing 26. Else Reading By The Nile, 1920 Friedrich Adolf Paneth 27. Woman And Girl By A Brook, 1910 Charles Corbet 28. Family Portrait At Roannay, Belgium, 1913 Georges Gilon 29. The Neptune Fountain, Cheltenham, 1910 John Cimon Warburg 30. An Autochrome Of Two Sisters, 1908 Etheldreda Laing 31. Apan (Young Samurai), 1912 Albert Kahn 32. Autochrome Of Else Paneth On A Camel, 1913 Friedrich Paneth 33. Japan, Kyoto, 1912 Albert Kahn 34. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, 1912 Albert Kahn 35. Mother Of Seven Making Fringes For Knitted Shawls, Galway, Ireland, 29 May 1913 Albert Kahn 36. Louis Lumière's Daughter And Her Dolls, 1913 Mo 37. Lanchester 38hp Tourer, 1913 gettyimages.com 38. Porte Saint Denis, Paris, 1914 Albert Kahn 39. Joan In Red Riding Hood Cape With Basket, 1907 John Cimon Warburg 40. Autochrome Of A Young Girl, 1910 Etheldreda Laing Credits: hankermag.com Share this story on Facebook with your friends.