Original glass-plate negatives of the Western Front and Palestine in the First World War,
taken by Australian official photographers.
Elusive colour: Paget colour system.
Collection of colour images taken during the First World War were made using a colour photographic system
patented in Britain in 1912 by G. S. Whitfield and marketed by the Paget Prize Plate Company.
The Paget system was a development of the classic colour screen plate system using two glass plates,
one of which was the colour screen while the other was a standard black-and-white negative.
The sale of Paget colour plates enjoyed moderate success up to 1914.
In 1920 this plate was renamed Duplex and continued to be sold for a few more years.
[Source: Australian War Memorial]
Original Pictures, have been croped, re-sized, enhanced and revived by Graeme Watson, 2016