Byter Tobye P sent me the following email:
Hi Otto, my husband sent these stunning pics to me-you may have seen these before, but if not they’re worth a look, so I wanted to share.
The pics sent by Tobye are preceded by a brief commentary:
The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s - and in colour. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees colour manually added to black-and-white negatives. The Swiss firm licensed the process to other companies such as the Detroit Photographic Company in the US and the Photochrom Company of London. The following images are among the most striking produced during the period...
As Tobye suggested, they are worth sharing, a look at a bygone era with charming photographs that are in a style and format suiting the period . . .
High Street, Harwick
The beach, Portobello, Edinburgh
Largs from the pier
Entrance to Glen Nevis, Fort William
Abbotsford, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed
The entrance to Eglinton Castle, now abandoned
East Bay, Dunoon
Burns National Monument, Mauchline
Princes Street, the castle, and Scott Monument, Edinburgh
View of the Tay, Perth
St. Enochs Station, Glasgow
More to come in a future Bytes.
Btw, notice how the Brits and now the Scots rip off our place names . . . Perth, Helensburgh, Abbotsford . . .