Do you take pictures? Then you owe a thanks to James Clark Maxwell. Previously all photographs were taken, then published in black and white. The process which made it possible to take colored photographs is called the Tartan Ribbon. In 1861, photographs were taken three times with three different color filters made of tartan ribbon. The photographs were then printed on glass and projected onto a screen. This process has become the underline for all forms of all color photography. The three lenses now reside in a museum in Edinburgh. Colored photography has been around for a long long time. Be grateful you don't have to go through this long process every time you want to take a picture.