The very first color photographs of America

We present to your attention the very first color photographs of the landscapes of the United States of America, taken in 1888-1924 and collected in the private collection of Mark Walter. Thanks to the use of a new technique - photolithography - already 120 years ago, people could enjoy color images.

See the amazing landscapes of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It's like a journey through time and space.

14 PHOTOS

The very first color photographs of America

1. Sunset over New York. View from Battery Park. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

2. Mulberry Street in New York. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

3. Mount Lowe Railroad Line in California. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

4. Wonderful photo of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

5. Clear Creek Canyon in Colorado. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

6. Indians of the Zuni tribe (Pueblo group) perform the sun dance in New Mexico. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

7. Seminole Indians on the Miami River in Florida. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

8. Magnolias in Charleston. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

9. Search for treasures in the Bahamas. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

11. Doing laundry on a Monday in 1900 in New York. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

12. Panorama of San Francisco. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

The very first color photographs of America

13. Homestake gold mine in South Dakota. Prior to closing in 2002, it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America. (Photo: William Henry Jackson from the Mark Wahlberg collection).

The very first color photographs of America

14. Huge sequoias in the Mariposa Grove forest in Yosemite National Park in California. (Photo: Unidentified photographer, Image from the Mark Walter Collection).

Keywords: Color photographs | Photo project | America | USA | Travel | Country | City | Society | Photo collection | History | Photolithography

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