I've been fascinated with super early color photographs that have been unearthed recently. These first ones are of New York City street life in the 1940's (found via TeenAngster) and the second set are some of the first color images of the quake in San Fransisco in 1906! Those ones are kind of horrifying, dont you think?
And for something completely different, some color autochrome images of 1920-30's America! I just love the vibrancy of these, the palates are so unusual! Although, it almost doesnt seem like some of these are from the past at all, in some ways. Found via Good Night, Day (more here).