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Photocrom Travel Views

The Library of Congress’ Photochrom Print Collection shows Europe, the Middle East, and Canada as they appeared around 1890–1900. To see all 6,500 pic­tures in the col­lec­tion, check out the Photochrom Print Collection at the Library of Congress,

What’s a photochrom?

Published pri­mar­ily from the 1890s to 1910s, these prints were cre­ated by the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan. The richly col­ored images look like pho­tographs but are actu­ally ink-based pho­tolith­o­graphs, usu­ally 6.5 x 9 inches. You can get more infor­ma­tion about Photocroms at