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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 1 12:49 AM

Feb, 1st, 2016: Colored Irish

Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba, two French women, traveled to Ireland in 1913 and took what are believed
to be the first colored photographs(Autochrome) of Ireland. Not as documentarians or ethnographers, but as tourists wanting
to show what they saw, as they saw it.
Before the world was debauched by the industrial revolution, two World Wars and selfies.



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The French women were part of a world-wide project titled “The Archives of the Planet.” French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn created the project to compose a “kind of photographic inventory of the surface of the earth as it was occupied and organized by Man at the beginning of the 20th century.” His project captured some of the first color photographs taken in Ireland, the United States, Norway, Vietnam, and Brazil.


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In 1931 Kahn was forced to abandon his project due to dwindling finances after he lost a fortune in the 1929 stock market crash.
By then photographers had photographed World War I and taken 72,000 photographs from more than 50 countries.
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Gravdigr  Monday Feb 1 12:32 PM

At first I thought this was gonna involve the Black Irish...And I was gonna say "Colored!? Dat's wacist!".

But, it doesn't. So, I can't. Cuz, it isn't.

Carry on.



BigV  Monday Feb 1 10:10 PM

coracle



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 1 10:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
At first I thought this was gonna involve the Black Irish...And I was gonna say "Colored!? Dat's wacist!".

But, it doesn't. So, I can't. Cuz, it isn't.

Carry on.
Yeah, my grandmother would sometime go off on the damn Black Irish, and it had nothing to do with complexion of the skin, but complexion of the heart.

Referring to all the black people with Irish names, Michener mentioned in Chesapeake that the south had large plantations with hundreds of slaves. But the tidewater area and Delmarva, had hundreds and hundreds of Scots and Irish who had 4 or less slaves. Many of these slaves took their master's names when emancipated.


Sundae  Tuesday Feb 2 04:29 AM

My Great Aunt - born in England of Irish parents, considered herself Black Irish.
Purely as a way to describe the fact she wasn't ginger-haired (Red Irish). My Grandad - her brother - was called Celtic Fair. Which sounds like somewhere you go to drink Guiness and look at horses.

I get the impression that between the Wars, making up spurious names made the Winter evenings pass more quickly...

Interesting IoTD though, Bruce.



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