Found this guy on a random wikipedia search... Russian photographer who pioneered work in color... But only recently have they been able to actually piece together his pictures in a viewable way apparently
All these from the early 20th century... Weird as hell to me, because it seems like the usual black and white photos from the era make it all seem unreal... but these are REALLY good quality
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
What's more interesting is these comparisons... between 2003 and 1910 (excuse Russian)
Apparently a lot of lawnmowers were fired...