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Vibrant Early-1900s Autochromes Capturing the Vacations Of A Family From Around The World

Friedrich Adolf Paneth was an Austrian-born British chemist. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1910, and switched to radiochemistry. He also became an expert in photography, including the new and complex color process known as Autochrome.

Autochrome was an early color photography process Patented by brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière of France in 1907. It was the history’s first commercially successful color photography process.

In 1913, Paneth married Else Hartmann, and took her on a honeymoon to Cairo. The next year they had a daughter, Eva, and in 1918 a son, Heinz. The family visited many countries around the world in the later years. Paneth always took his camera with him, with the aim of capturing the places they visit.

Also check, Honeymoon of a couple in the battlefields of WWII.

#1 Paneth’s wife Else on their honeymoon in Cairo. 1913

#11 Else reading by the Nile,” Luxor, Egypt. Dec. 23, 1913

#26 Eva and Heinz on the shore of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.c. 1927

#29 Eva climbing a rock face, Lake Luzern, Switzerland.c. 1927

#32 The Paneth family on a boat in Lake Garda, Italy.1930

#33 Eva poses after a successful hunt in Scotland.c. 1925

#39 Heinz, Eva, Dora Hartmann, cousin Peter Paneth, and Else Paneth in Brittany, France. The Kodak film advertised ultimately replaced Lumiere’s Autochrome.1938

Written by Jacob Aberto

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