44 Breathtaking Color Photos of Scotland in the Victorian Age

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The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives.

The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcards which captured the cities, moors, and ruined castles of Scotland with an impressive degree of verisimilitude, particularly at a time when true color photography was just being developed.

The Sands, Dumfries

High Street, Dumfries

Castle Street and municipal buildings, Aberdeen

Cathedral

St. Enoch’s Station

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