“A new process for photography in colors has been brought out at Paris by Messrs. Auguste and Louis Lumière, who are among the leading savants of France in this department of science. They are able to take a photograph in colors upon a single plate and in an ordinary camera, with exposures of one second or less. The specially prepared plate is formed by placing microscopic colored particles upon a glass plate (it is found that potato starch is the best adapted for the purpose). Three colors are used for the particles, and they form the color screens [filters] for the plate.”

Scientific American, July 1907

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