Autochromes by Alfred Stieglitz, 1907-1917

Alfred Stieglitz was a New Jersey-born photographer who espoused a belief in the aesthetic potential of photography in early 20th century America.  Autochrome was a photographic transparency film patented by the Lumiére brothers in 1903.  The process initially recorded images as standard black and white and then reconfigured them into color using filters.  These photos are courtesy of the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Frank Eugene c. 1907

 

Frank Eugene drinking beer c. 1907

 

Man in red sweater c. 1907

 

Selma Schubart c. 1907

 

Unidentified couple playing chess c. 1907

 

Edward Stieglitz c. 1910

 

Emmeline O. Stieglitz c. 1910

 

Katherine Stieglitz c. 1910

 

Katherine Stieglitz c. 1910 II

 

Katherine Stieglitz c. 1910 III

 

Hedwig Stieglitz c. 1910

 

Oaklawn c. 1910

 

Katherine Stieglitz c.1911

 

Alfred and Emmeline O. Stieglitz c. 1915

 

Dorothy O. Schubart c. 1915

 

Flora Stieglitz Straus c. 1915

 

Flora Stieglitz Straus c. 1915 II

 

Flora Stieglitz Straus c. 1915 III

 

Hugh Grant Straus c. 1915

 

Jacobina Staerk Stieffel c. 1915

 

Joseph Obermeyer c. 1917

 

Joseph Obermeyer and Katherine Stieglitz c. 1917

 

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