What Was the First Color Photograph and Who Made It?

Have you ever thought what was the world's first color photograph, who made it, and what was pictured on it? Keep reading to find it out!

The first color photograph in the world was taken by a Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, in 1861. It was a picture of a tartan ribbon, which he photographed three times with red, yellow, and blue filters, and then complied it into the final composite.

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