Potato Power: The Magic of Autochromes

September 7, 2023


Read time:

<5 mins
Presented by Clements Library

Did you know that the autochrome is considered the first commercially viable format of color photography? And that it is made of potatoes? Jakob Dopp, a cataloger for the U-M Clements Library, shares the history and science behind the autochrome and some examples from the library’s collection.

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