Category:Photochrom prints collection
The Photochrom prints collection at the Library of Congress contains views of Europe, the Middle East and views of North America. Published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s, these prints were created by the Photoglob Company in Zürich (P.Z.), Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan. The richly colored images look like photographs but are actually ink-based photo-lithographs, usually 6.5 x 9 inches.
Like postcards, the photochroms feature subjects that appeal to travelers, including landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and daily life and culture. The prints were sold as souvenirs and often collected in albums or framed for display.
The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division assembled this collection from two sources that provided prints in mint condition. In 1985, the prints of Europe and the Middle East were purchased from the Galerie Muriset in Switzerland. In 2004, Howard L. Gottlieb generously donated the North American views.
Both tif and jpg format versions of the same scans are included in this category. When adding categories the jpg version is preferred for Wikimedia projects due to size and more accurate rendering of thumbnail versions. To create cropped versions or other derived images, the tifs are normally significantly higher resolution as a starting point. Any derived versions should be created as new jpgs linking back to the original.
This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total.
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Algeria) (1 C, 75 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Austro-Hungarian Empire) (11 C, 18 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Benelux countries) (2 C, 2 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (France) (6 C, 420 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Italy) (18 C)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (nordic countries) (2 C, 17 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Poland) (8 C, 5 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Russian Empire) (4 C, 11 F)
- ► 19th century photochrome prints of Spain (18 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Switzerland) (1 C, 742 F)
- ► Photochrom prints collection (Tunisia) (43 F)
- ► 19th century photochrome prints of ships (24 F)