In this exhibition, there are several Autochromes by Josef Jindřich Šechtl (1877 – 1954), who worked with this material from around 1908 to the 1920’s. Working with Autochromes in Tábor as well at this time was Jaroslav Husník, son of Jakub Husník, the inventor of collotype. He was very interested in color photography, and was working with his father on research into reproduction techniques and three-color printing.
The oldest known Autochrome by Tábor photographer Josef Jindřich Šechtl is dated to approximately 1909. Anna Stocká, future wife of the photographer, is pictured in a blue dress, in the garden of the affiliated studio of Šechtl & Voseček in Pelhřimov. The choice of different variants of blue was very adventurous, since Autochrome is known for its problems with representing blue color.
Edvard Beneš, minister and future president of Czechoslovakia, poses during his visit to his brother at Soukeník Mill.
Soukeník Mill (also called the Beneš mill), belonged to the brother of President Edvard Beneš. The same day as this Autochrome was taken, a black and white photo was also taken, which shows the people in this picture more clearly.
Left from the boat, Dr. Edvard Beneš, with wife Hana, and on the boat are children of his brother, owner of the Mill