Photochrome prints of people

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 portraits creating using this process.

A girl from the Schwarzwald region in Germany

Historic photo of a woman in the Schwarzwald, Germany

A milk seller in Brussels, Belgium

Historic photo of a milk seller in Brussels, BelgiumAn Irish farmer

Historic photo of a peasant in Ireland who is smoking a pipeAn old woman with a spinning wheel, Ireland

Historical photograph of an old Irish lady spinning woolDutch kids in Marken Island, Netherlands
An old postcard of kids in Holland, printed using the Aac process

Another girl from the Black Forest, Germany

Historic photo of a girl in the Black Forest region, GermanyArrowmaker, an Ojibwa brave

Historic photo of an indian of the Ojibwa tribeBranding calves in Colorado, USA (detail)

A postcard depicting the branding of cattle in Colorado, USA

Can’t get enough of these historic photos?  Check out additional photochroms of North America, England, Ireland, Belgium, the European continent and of sailing boats and steamers in harbors.