Some parts of Ben Hur (USA 1925, Fred Niblo) were originally shot on Technicolor No. II and combined with tinted, toned and black-and-white scenes.

Later copies were printed in two-color dye-transfer Technicolor No. III, three-strip Technicolor No. IV, and on various chromogenic stocks. Photographs of four different prints of Ben Hur (1925) are now available online.

Trailer, Technicolor No. III dye-transfer print. Credit: Library of Congress.

Technicolor dye-transfer print. Credit: Národní filmový archiv / National Film Archive, Prague.

Chromogenic print. Credit: Národní filmový archiv / National Film Archive, Prague.

Chromogenic print. Credit: George Eastman House, Moving Image Department.

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Technicolor dye-transfer print with sound. Credit: Národní filmový archiv / National Film Archive, Prague. Film: Ben Hur (USA 1925, Fred Niblo). Photograph by Barbara Flueckiger.

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