Here is a perfect example of Harold. A Taylor's love of flowers & California. Pictured is an autochrome he took in 1919 of California Poppies.
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Harold A. Taylor and his wife Maud floral and botanical aficionados! They brought this love to Coronado and established the Coronado Floral Association - creating the perfect space to find subjects for his autochrome method of photography.
Harold A. Taylor used his own process of photographing color called autochrome. The process required the subject to be incredibly still ... which made flowers the perfect subject. Come back next week to see why this was important to Coronado!
Photo on a small glass panel. Color. Photo of pink roses in front of the California Bell Tower in Balboa Park in the background. Additional Description: Assumed to be an original lantern slide/autochrome by Harold A. Taylor, California photographer and resident of Coronado for many years. Harold A. Taylor was born in the United Kingdom in 1878. In 1896, he immigrated to California, where he photographed Yosemite and other natural scenes in the state. He is credited by some as developing a method of colorizing photographs. In 1912, Taylor moved to Coronado, CA where he established the Coronado Floral Association and continued his photography business. He died in 1960 in El Cajon, CA.