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Colour Photos of the United States In The Early Twentieth Century

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.

Women sitting on the beach - St. Petersburg, Florida, 1930

2. A group of students on the terrace at Cornell University – New York, 1929.

A group of students on the terrace at Cornell University - New York, 1929

3. Two women looking west to Mount Mansfield – Stowe, Vermont, 1927.

Two women looking west to Mount Mansfield - Stowe, Vermont, 1927

4. A woman at the edge of the pond – Mount Shasta in California, 1916.

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.

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.

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.

A coastal patro 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.

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.

A Hopi Indian holding one of the baskets she has made, 1916

10. A woman and child do laundry outside – Sperryville, Virginia, 1926.

A woman and child do laundry outside - Sperryville, Virginia, 1926

11. A girl poses with corn and pumpkins during corn harvest – Virginia, 1926.

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.

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.

A Native American family relaxes inside their tipi - Montana, 1927

14. A chief on the Crow Indian Reservation – Montana, 1927.

A chief on the Crow Indian Reservation - Montana, 1927

15. Two people stand among white birches in the Battenkill Valley – Bennington, Vermont, 1927.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dude ranch guests pretend to be cowboys - Arizona, 1929

25. People walk through stands at a Loundonville fair – Ohio, 1929.

People walk through stands at a Loundonville fair - Ohio, 1929

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