Children in costumes with flags at Jones Park

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Accession Number: 1982:2054:0043

Maker: Charles C. Zoller (American 1854-1934)

Title: Children in costumes with flags at Jones Park

Date: ca. 1918

Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process

Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 4 in.

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  1. elemsee 78 months ago | reply

    I confess, I wasn't familiar with autochromes before browsing this collection. I love how they brings the past "to life," to use the cliche. We're not used to thinking of the early 1900s in color... Being in "costumes" rather than period clothes, these kids look like photos of my sisters and I in the 60s. I love it.


  2. Kymberly68 77 months ago | reply

    Agree with elemsee. While we "know" the past wasn't b&w I know my mind tends to think of it that way. Seeing these early images "in color" reminds me that what my great-grandmother saw "in her day" was real life in all it's glorious color - not b&w monochrone.

  3. seattlechemist 72 months ago | reply

    I'm confused by the flag, which has staggered rows of stars, meaning it 's not a 48-star flag (after 1912) but a 46-star flag (1908-1912) or a 45-star flag (1896-1908). If this photo was taken in 1918, the kids were using a flag that was out of date and at least six years old, maybe as much as 12 years old.

  4. nicka21045 56 months ago | reply

    48-star flags with staggered rows were very common in the early 20th century, even before New Mexico and Arizona were admitted to statehood. I have a few examples dated 1908-1910, and even one small silk example with a sticker on it saying it was used at the Columbus day celebration in 1892.

  5. eagle1effi 5 months ago | reply


    the name and location

    here is a a Zoller beer brewery tradition too


    höchste Erhebung der
    Zoller means "hill"

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