PHOTOCHROM GUIDE TO : The Moorish architecture of Granada, Spain, c. 1890.

Granada. Alhambra. Templete de Levante en el patio de los Leones.

Invented 140 years ago in 1880s Zurich, Photochrom, a.k.a. Fotochrom, Photochrome or Aäc process, is an old school process for colourizing black-and-white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is a photographic variant of chromolithography (color lithography).

Creatively choosing colour & then using a mechanical process to apply that colour to a black & white photo rather than doing it by hand.

Colouring-in a monotone world.

The printer is PhotoGlob & Company of Zurich, the inventors of the process.

Granada. Vista generale de la Alhambra y Sierra Nevada. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Templete de Levante en el patio de los Leones. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Interior de la Mesquita. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Peinador de la Reina. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Puerta del Vino. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.

Granada. Alhambra. Palacio Carlos V. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Vista general de la Alhambra y Grandada desde la Silla-del Moro. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Catedral. Los Sepulchros de los Reyes. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Vista general de la Alhambra y Grandada
desde la Silla del Moro. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Ajimez de la
Cautiva Isabel de Solis. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Sala-de las Dos Hermanas desde la puerta de entrada. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Galeria exterior del Generalife. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Sala-de los Abencerrajes donde fueron desollados los 36. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Patio de los Leones. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.
Granada. Alhambra. Sala de Justicia y Patio de los Leones. Circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by PhotoGlob & Compamy of Zurich.

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