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Bergen, Norway: end of 19th century photocrom

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

An historic photochrom of Bergen between 1890 and 1905. One can see the Domkirken in the bottom left side, Korskirken in the middle, the Vågen bay with its many boats and the Bergenhus Fortress to the right of the opening of Vågen. (1890-1905 Detroit Publishing Co./Library of Congress.)

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Rattenfängerhaus, Hameln

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

A 1890 photocrom postcard showing the “Rattenfängerhaus” (Rat–Catcher’s House) in Hameln, a German town of the Lower-Saxony well known for the legend about a rat–catcher hired by the city council to lure rats away with his magic pipe. The Reinassance stone facade dates from 1602, but the building is actually much older. The picture shows the adjacent “Street without Music” (Bungelosenstraße) with a view of buildings that no …

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New York: Little Italy nel 1900

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians. This 1900 photocrom shows Mulberry Street, place for market and centre of social life of the Italian-American community. The “photocrom” is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. This picture …