Photochrom or photochrome prints are a type of color prints that were very popular between 1890 and 1910. The photochrome process was mainly used to print postcards. Below is a collection of such old historical photos from various people and places in Ireland.
An old woman with a spinning wheel (detail)
Poulaphuca Fall in Wicklow county
The Eccles Hotel in Glengariff, County Cork
Glengariff Harbor in County Cork
View from the Roches Royal Hotel in Glengariff Harbor, County Cork
Even though this picture is over 100 years old, the geometry of its windows gives it a contemporary look. It is one of the few photographs that doesn’t really look that old.
Colleen or Cailin is an Irish name that means ‘girl’. It is used to describe girls that have darker hair, fair skin and blue eyes. They’re what other people call ‘black Irish’, as opposed to the red haired, freckled look also common in Ireland.
A wooden bridge in Glenariff, county Antrim