25 magic photochrom images you haven’t seen before — charm of old pictures.


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Sometimes it is quite interesting to take a glance into the past and find out how did famous places look like over a century ago. Now, thanks to the technique of photochrom, we can do it! These pictures were taken between 1890 and 1905 circa. Unfortunately, some of these amazing buildings do not exist any longer, other places look a bit different, while others are perfectly preserved. So, let’s take a look into the past…

Antwerpen and the river Scheldt

Photo: By Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J, foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, c1905., via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Town hall in Hildesheim, Germany

Photo: WikiImages/pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

 

Sigmaringen, Germany

Photo: By Detroit Publishing Company, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Kongsberg, Norway

Photo: By The Library of Congress, via Wikimedia Commons (No restrictions)

Town hall in Zurich, Switzerland

Photo: By Photochrom Print Collection, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Ghent cathedral, Belgium

Photo: WikiImages/pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

 

Neuschwanstein castle, Germany

Photo: WikiImages/pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

 

Blankenberghe, Belgium

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

Amsterdam, Holland

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Dresden, Germany

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Stockholm, Sweden

Photo: By Detroit Publishing Co., via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Venice, Italy

Photo: By Detroit Publishing Co., via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Arco, Italy

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Annecy, France

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Bamberg, Germany

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Naples, Italy

Photo: By unknow (P.Z.?), via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Amiens, France

Photo: Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division, via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)

 

Verona, Italy

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Scarborough, England

Photo: The Library of Congress/flickr (No known copyright restrictions)

Paris, France

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Rome, Italy

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Photo: trialsanderrors/flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Oxford, England

Photo: The Library of Congress/flickr (No known copyright restrictions)


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