Trivia: What was the subject of the first color photograph?
A horse and rider
A tartan ribbon
Correct Answer: A tartan ribbon
So why is this answer correct? : Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell created the first color photograph on May 17, 1861, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He photographed a colorful tartan ribbon three times using different filters each time: red, blue, and yellow. He printed each on glass and projected them onto a screen to create a full-color image.