Cynthia: Gasp! Oh Marcy, come look at these rare color photos taken in 1913.
Marcy: Are you on the Bored Panda website? Again?
Cynthia (sighing): I am. I can’t help it. They so often have such neat articles.
Marcy comes trotting over to Cynthia who is mesmerized by photos on the computer.
Marcy: We had another post planned, you know.
Cynthia: I know but we’ll run it in a couple of days. I just have to post some of these photos. Besides, it is Throwback Thursday after all!
Marcy: Already? cough cough … Hmmm… cough cough… I’m not ready for it.
Cynthia (enchanted): These photos are so extraordinary. Some look like they were taken today while others look like paintings from the 19th century.
Cynthia: All of the photos were taken in 1913 using a process called autochrome – glass plates covered in potato starch. The artist was Mervyn O’Gorman and the subject is his daughter, Christina.
Cynthia: There’s more of these captivating photos on the Bored Panda site here.
So what do you think, Marcy? Aren’t you just lulled into a tranquil state of mind? I can even hear the soothing sound of the waves as they lap up against the shore. So peaceful…
Marcy is panicked.
Marcy (yelling): cough cough… I’m not ready for ThrowUp Thursday! cough cough …
Cynthia observes Marcy recklessly racing around the house, her tranquility shattered.
Cynthia (thoughtfully): Some days I wonder what it would be like to have a goldfish for a pet.
Marcy: hack… hack… hack… nothing… hack… hack…