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English: Tartan Ribbon, photograph taken by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. Considered the first colour photograph. Maxwell had the photographer Thomas Sutton photograph a tartan ribbon three times, each time with a different colour filter over the lens. The three images were developed and then projected onto a screen with three different projectors, each equipped with the same colour filter used to take its image. When brought into focus, the three images formed a full colour image. The three photographic plates now reside in a small museum at 14 India Street, Edinburgh, the house where Maxwell was born.
Español: Cinta de tartán (Tartan Ribbon). Es una fotografía tomada por el físico británico James Clerk Maxwell en 1861. Considerada la primera fotografía en color, fue realizada con tres negativos obtenidos con filtros de colour azul, rojo y verde.
Date 1861 (of original photographic slides)
Source Scanned from The Illustrated History of Colour Photography, Jack H. Coote, 1993. ISBN 0-86343-380-4.
Author James Clerk Maxwell (original photographic slides) ; scan by User:Janke.
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