Color photos of popular tourist destinations, taken more than 100 years agoPictolic
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.
People taste the street food of Naples, 1899.
Marble boat in Summer Palace, Beijing, between 1889 and 1911.
The camel jockeys in the Syrian desert, 1895.
Hotel "Apfelhaus", Riffelberg, Switzerland, 1895.
Lucerne, Switzerland, between 1889 and 1902.
Sion castle on lake Geneva and views of the dents-du-MIDI, Switzerland.
Port workers greeted the cruise ship, Algeria, 1896.
Moscow river, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.
Old port, Marseille, France.
The train leaves the tunnel, Switzerland, March 1901.
Eddison lighthouse, Plymouth, England, between 1889 and 1911.
The man with the child walk along a stream, Biskra, Algeria.