I usually post photos that only I have personally taken, but I had to share these awesome photos from the 1900 Paris Exposition, posted to Flickr by the Brooklyn Musuem. Most of the prints in the Flickr set are lantern slides, transparent glass plates of photographic images used for presentations and lectures from the late 1800’s into the early twentieth century.
Deborah Wythe does a brief talk about the background of the prints and the work of digitally scanning them:
Here are some of my personal favorites:
I love the architecture during that time period. The selective color tinting really adds alot to the prints.