Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

These lovely photos show looked like the main tourist places of the world at a time when colour photography was just starting to develop.

The images were created based on the black-and-white negatives using one of the first techniques of painting shots, invented in the 1880s by the Swiss chemist Hans Jakob Schmidt. Made in an era when colour photography was still not widespread, these photos shed light on what looked like the streets of Naples, Marble boat in Summer Palace Beijing, the Red square and other popular places where tourists in the late nineteenth century.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

People taste the street food of Naples, 1899.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Marble boat in Summer Palace, Beijing, between 1889 and 1911.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

The camel jockeys in the Syrian desert, 1895.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Hotel "Apfelhaus", Riffelberg, Switzerland, 1895.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Lucerne, Switzerland, between 1889 and 1902.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Sion castle on lake Geneva and views of the dents-du-MIDI, Switzerland.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Port workers greeted the cruise ship, Algeria, 1896.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Moscow river, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Old port, Marseille, France.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

The train leaves the tunnel, Switzerland, March 1901.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

Eddison lighthouse, Plymouth, England, between 1889 and 1911.

Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years ago

The man with the child walk along a stream, Biskra, Algeria.

Keywords: Leisure | Tourism | History | Travel | The past | Photos | Color photography | Colorization | XIX century

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