Autochrome process became the first affordable way to produce color photographs. In July 1914, National Geographic magazine published its first pictures in natural color. They have demonstrated the possibility of autochromes and changed the style of the magazine covers. The photos below captured everyday life in the United States in the early twentieth century. Check them out.
1. Women sitting on the beach – St. Petersburg, Florida, 1930.
2. A group of students on the terrace at Cornell University – New York, 1929.
3. Two women looking west to Mount Mansfield – Stowe, Vermont, 1927.
4. A woman at the edge of the pond – Mount Shasta in California, 1916.
5. Vacationers relaxing in the river on a warm summer day, 1927.
6. A group of people resting on the ocean coast – Miami Beach, Florida, 1930.
7. A coastal patrol pushing a boat into the water – Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1930.
8. A group of children looking at an elephant at the National Zoo – Washington, D.C., 1930.
9. A Hopi Indian holding one of the baskets she has made, 1916.
10. A woman and child do laundry outside – Sperryville, Virginia, 1926.
11. A girl poses with corn and pumpkins during corn harvest – Virginia, 1926.
12. Three men stand in front of a plane on the Crow Reservation – Montana, 1927.
13. A Native American family relaxes inside their tipi – Montana, 1927.
14. A chief on the Crow Indian Reservation – Montana, 1927.
15. Two people stand among white birches in the Battenkill Valley – Bennington, Vermont, 1927.
16. A scenic fall view of the capitol – Washington, D.C., 1927.
17. Men stand at the site of the monument to the Seventh Cavalry – Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, 1927.
18. Cowboys and riders sit along a fence at the Rodeo – San Antonio, Texas, 1928.
19. Three young women attend a rodeo – Fort Worth, Texas, 1928.
20. A trick rider poses with her blue pony at the rodeo – San Antonio, Texas, 1928.
21. Men load storage bins with sulfur on the docks – Galveston, Texas, 1928.
22. A man shovels sulfur in storage bins on the docks – Galveston, Texas, 1928.
23. Two men stand by a car in a field looking at the nearby canyons – Hopi Indian Reservation, 1929.
24. Dude ranch guests pretend to be cowboys – Arizona, 1929.
25. People walk through stands at a Loundonville fair – Ohio, 1929.