Britain in Colour c.1926

A series of color film clips fromClaude Friese-Greene’s The Open Road via the BFI National Archive. These clips are not actually real color, they are black and white films that have been colorized in a process called Bicolour. (More information about Bicolour from Wikipedia.) Real or fake, these little clips are interesting to watch, to see what life was like back in those days. I specifically like the third video of Oban, Scotland.

Comments on “Britain in Colour c.1926

    Tintin on February 1, 2010 10:47 AM:

    These are great. I like the first one. That’s pretty much the way the Brits’ll look at a Yank wearing a sack suit and Weejuns today.

    Rosie on February 4, 2010 12:20 AM:

    There’s a fascinating feature about The Open Road on the BFI’s website -

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