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The Russian Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a clever method for colour photography in the beginning of the 20th century. He used RGB filters to record each primary colour on a separate black & white film. In fact the idea had already been invented by Maxwell in 1861 as mentioned here, but due to limitations in the films of the time, his images were not nearly as stunning and realistic as these by Prokudin-Gorskii.

Risto A. Paju is an Undergraduate in Physics at Queens'