Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Spectacular hand-colored postcards of 19th-century Venice

Spectacular hand-colored postcards of 19th-century Venice: These postcards of Belle Époque Venice were printed by the Detroit Publishing Company using the Photochrom process, a time-consuming and exacting technique by which convincing layers of artificial color are applied to black and white photos and reproduced.

1 comment:

Howard said...

Holy cow! That's some beautiful stuff. I'll pass the link on to several people who will be interested.

I've often wondered how that city was built. (Of course, there are probably a few books out there which might explain it.) I have wondered lately how Venice can be saved... you know, just in case that global warming stuff is actually true.