I was around at a friends work this week , and he showed me an amazing slide show from Russian Photographer Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky. These were all colour images from the start of the 1900 before colour was even thought about.
His process used a camera that took a series of three monochrome pictures in sequence, each through a different-colored filter. By projecting all three monochrome pictures using correctly colored light, it was possible to reconstruct the original color scene.
If you get a chance check out the wonderful images here’s the link
Id like to thank Tony for showing it to me and Clifford Yudelman for sending it through.