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Did you know that almost 80 years ago, Scotland's Daily Record was the first newspaper in the world to use colour? This was a ground-breaking achievement that eventually lead the world to colour printing and photography. 

Over the next two weeks they will reveal more stunning pictures from their photographic collection – from the iconic to the never before published – covering the world of celebrity, sport, work and play.

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Comment by Stephen Herbert on August 26, 2012 at 15:51

Lots of newspapers used colour earlier, from the 1890s. (For cartoon strips, coloured engravings, etc.) Not sure what you mean by "eventually led the world to colour printing and photography". Both were well established by then. But of course if this was the world's first colour photo in a newspaper, that's quite an achievement.

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