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 prints from various places in the USA and Canada. I find these old historical photographs oddly compelling. They depict a world that has long gone in colors that are realistic but at the same time slightly ‘off’.
Branding calves in Colorado, USA (detail)
Grain elevators on the Chicago river, USA