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On a recent trip, we stopped at Ft. Vancouver in Vancouver, WA, which is a reconstruction of a fort and trading center from the mid-1800′s. In the Counting House was this display of colors indicative of those used in well-to-do homes and important public buildings. Childishly simple and bright by modern standards,  the exhibit text [...]

Sep 7th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world–the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. Taken between 1909 and 1912, the photographer exposed three glass plates in quick succession, each through a different color filter (red, green and blue). A full color [...]

Aug 27th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized