Photochrome of a Beach in France

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Photochromes can be so lovely to look at — this one is of a beach in France and dates from around 1890:

Photochromes pre-date colour photography and are a sort of cross between a photograph and a print. The heyday of these types of images was from around 1890 to 1910. With the invention of colour photography photochromes were rarely produced and most firms who made them went out of business by the 1930′s.

 

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