The name is a little misleading. These 10 45-minute episodes aren’t just in HD: they’re in color. Hardly anyone even knew most of this footage existed, and it is amazing to see.
I love the painterly luminosity to the color here, especially to the skin tones. Just beautiful.
I love coming across color images from the eras when black-and-white photography and film were so dominant. But what about going further back into the past? How does a sudden look at a time that we’ve only ever seen as monochrome change how you think about it?
Isn’t it amazing to see color photos from a time when we hardly ever see such imagery?
Our ideas about the past have been so shaped by black-and-white imagery that it almost doesn’t seem real when we’re suddenly confronted by rare color pictures from those era.