The rare 1896 graphic work advertised the world’s first public screening of a film by the Lumière brothers.
Colorizing the Lumière Brothers’ Cinematograph
In 1895, brothers Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean Lumière patented their cinematograph — a hand-cranked motion-picture camera inside a wooden box that weighed 16 pounds — and shot their first film on it, of workers leaving the Lumière factory.
Faster than Sound: Color in the Age of Silent Film
Looking back now, there is the impression that all old silent films were black and white, the advent of sound in the mid-to-late 1920s marking the first great milestone on the march to our 3D, high-definition contemporary world. Yet by the early 1920s — years before cinema found its voice — 80% of movies could be seen in color.