Sunday, 1 June 2008

the thirties in colour

Juf Jo has raided the city archives and liberated a series of photos dating from the 1930s. The photos were made by photographer Bernard Eilers (1878-1951), who had invented a method of making colour photographs using three glass slides and coloured filters. There's some great stuff in the collection, and I'm minded to try and photograph most of his spots from the same angle / distance. I always like to see side-by-side photographs from differents periods.


1930s Rembrandtplein; you're looking at what is now St. James' Gate…

3 comments:

Oscar said...

Hi Kees,

I've invited some people to the Open Dag of Nikhef at October 18th. One is a (super high quality) models builder and the other has high responsibilities at the builders site at the Rokin. There is nothing as poorly documented as the underground stuff in the city center. Old paintings and photograph had the provide information to the builders of what they've found this time that's holding up the building process. The team has some special access agreements of that area to figure out what they may hit next. Maybe I could hook somebody up for a quick peak. The information time lines varies a lot from very old to some what recent.

Juf Jo said...

Make sure to post the photos with the 1930s version in these groups;

http://flickr.com/groups/toenennu/
http://flickr.com/groups/amsterdamthenandnow/
http://flickr.com/groups/then-now/
http://flickr.com/groups/86207321@N00/

Vincent said...

Da's een goed idee Kees. I vind die oude foto's ontzettend interessant. Het is fascinerend om te zien hoe iets er 50 of 100 jaar terug uit zag. En soms ook teleurstellend als je ziet wat er nu van gemaakt is... als het er nog is.