We tend to think that color film didn’t come out until long after sound. While it is true that color didn’t make it to the mainstream until sound was well established, early experimentations with color film were actually done long before sound became standard. I was surprsed when I recently stumbled onto this silent era color film, which uses a two-strip process known as Brewster Color. It is just a brief sampler of footage to test & demonstrate the process, but it has
some interesting content, ranging from one of the earliest (albeit very brief) examples of clay animation to color footage of New York City in the late 1920s.