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.

old postcard girl in Schwartzwald
A girl from the Schwarzwald region – Germany
Old postcard of a milk seller in Brussels
A milk seller in Brussels, Belgium
old photo of a peasant
An Irish peasant farmer
old postcard of Irish spinster
An old woman with a spinning wheel, Ireland
Dutch kids from fisherman families in Marken Island – Netherlands
old postcard from a girl in the black forest
Another girl from the Black Forest – Germany
old historic photograph of an indian
Arrowmaker, an Ojibwa brave
authentic cowboy photograph
Branding calves in Colorado, USA (detail)

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.

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