The Lumiere Brothers and Autochrome Photography

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 12/24/20

The Lumière brothers, inventors of an early autochrome color photography process, had a factory in Burlington, VT in the early 1900s where they produced cinema, photography and x-rays. The patented autochrome process used small, dyed pellets to create a “pixelated” mosaic of color directly on the print. While the brothers moved the factory back to France in 1910, the building in Vermont is the only Lumière production building left in the world

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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