A little color, 1890s style, from around the world.
|Women of the Caucacus - Library of Congress Collection LC-DIG-ppmsc -03930|
|Traveling by Reindeer, Archangel, Russia - Library of Congress Collection - hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.03931|
|Distinguished Moorish Women, Algiers - Library of Congress Collection (LC-DIG-ppmsc-05553)|
Photochrome prints are colorized images produced from black and white photo negatives that are directly transferred onto lithographic printing plates. The process was invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmid (1856 - 1924). It was popular in the 1890s, when color photography was in existence but still commercially impractical.