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four boys playing outside of a tomb in Egypt
December 20, 2019

Egyptian Sun

This autochrome of boys playing in Egypt dates back to the early 20th century. Making an autochrome was a cumbersome process, so most pictures were staged and still. It's possible that this more candid autochrome was made possible by the strong Egyptian sun providing the right amount of light for a quicker process.
Photograph by Jules Gervais-Courtellemont, National Geographic

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