Frederic Eugene Ives

1856 - 1937

General Information

A U.S. inventor; pioneer of color photography. He developed a photochromoscope system of natural color photography and demonstrated it in 1885. Images made by this system showed ideal perspective, form and color, and were observed through a special chromoscope. On 30th of October 1898 Prokudin-Gorsky made a report ‘New device of Ives for projection in natural colors’ in the Fifth Section of the Imperial Russian Technological Society. This is the first known speech of Prokudin-Gorsky on color photography. Nothing yet known on personal contacts between Prokudin-Gorsky and Ives.