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Library of Congress: Photochrom Prints

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In the 1880s, Hans Jakob Schmid developed a technique known as photochrom, whereby artists would press photo negatives onto lithographic and chromatographic printing plates to add color. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, before color photography was widely available and affordable, photochrom was used to add life and artistry to photographs. In this Library of Congress digital collection, visitors can browse a number of gorgeous photochrom images from around the world. Library staff has arranged the collection by country, and visitors can further narrow their search by specific location or subject. Many of these photochroms depict landscapes, while others portray city scenes and remarkable architectural works. Each image is accompanied by complete cataloging information, including the date of creation. Best of all, by clicking on each image, visitors can zoom in to see intricate and enticing details.
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2016-11-25
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