A gorgeous 1890 postcard tour of the Alpine land of Tyrol

A gorgeous 1890 postcard tour of the Alpine land of Tyrol

These postcards of the Princely County of Tyrol, an Alpine region of the Austro-Hungarian empire, were created using the Photochrom process, an early procedure for imbuing monochrome images with surprisingly lifelike color.

Developed in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company, the process involves coating a lithographic limestone tablet with a photosensitive emulsion and exposing it to light under a photo negative.

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