PHOTOCHROM GUIDE TO : The seaside resort of Blankenberghe in Belgium. c. 1890.

D E T A I L : Baigneurs (bathers), Blankenberghe, Belgium.

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 the Detroit Publishing Co. of Michigan, Foriegn Section.

Entrance to the port, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The lighthouse and villas, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The beach and villas, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The beach and hotels, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The hotels, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The beach & the sea, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The pier, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The pier and shore, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The pier, Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
Baigneurs (bathers), Blankenberghe, Belgium, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.
The beach & Kursaal, circa 1890.
Unknown photographer. Photochrom process photograph printed by Detroit Publishing Co.

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