A few months back I came across these amazing COLOR photos taken in Russia around 1910. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession. He used red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. Hundreds of these images are now part of the collection of the Library of Congress.
A chapel photographed in 1909.