From the Vintage Archives: Photochrom Rome

2017-04-21

The Holy Roman Empire is long gone, but it continuously romanticized throughout time -- take it through the words of poets like Lord Byron or William Wordsworth. There was such a concept called "Grand Tour"; Englishmen were considered unaccomplished or inferior if they do not roundtrip Europe - and Rome was considered a must-visit.

Gander at the Trevi Fountain, the Trumphal Arch, the Temple, the Coliseum, The Forum; they remain landmarks of Rome's distant, yet unforgettable past in classic history. These Photochroms (process invented by Swiss printer Orell Gessner Fussli), brought a lifelike breath to those who cannot have the luxury of leisurely travel.

View all 40 colored postcards here.


Images are from the Library of Congress, under the public domain.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-04-21 #culture #places #rome #italy #photochrom #vintage-gallery #colored-photography

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