These arresting ethereal images seem to be the product of contemporary art direction heavy on nostalgic whimsy. In fact they are from 1913.

These are autochromes by one artistically inclined engineer, Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman, of his niece[?] in Lulworth Cove. Instagram that.

Restored by  BabelColour (Stuart Humphreys). Follow him on Twitter, of course.



Last updated on 18th April 2022