Thursday, 21 March 2013

Kopenhagen around 1895 in colour

Kopenhagen around 1895

....and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. (Hamlet Act I, Scene 2) 

Kopenhagen centre: Hochbrücke.
(Mouse-click for super large)

These photolithographic pictures (in the form of colored postcards) came into fashion around 1890. The combination of a large glass-plate negative, with great details, with a new color invention giving soft colored view of many great cities around the world. Visiting Copenhagen along my web-researching Emma Meyer and her world I scraped these together, a nice addition to feel the atmosphere in full color. Color photography had yet to be invented. As were automobiles and flying machines.

General city view and Harbourstreet
Tivoli park (opened 1843) and entrance and the (old) Royal Theatre build 1874.
The Exchange Hall, build 1858

Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), Danish sculptor was  awarded his Museum build around 1838-46 (above). It is where his famous neo-classical three Graces live.
Copenhagen Helsingborg harbor and Christiansborg Castle ruins.

All pictures mouse-clickable to embiggen

Read here about the proces of photochrome*   

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