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November 30, 2012

Old Color Photos of Italy taken by Hans Hildenbrand

Hans Hildenbrand (1870 – 1957) was a German photographer who was famous for taking color photographs during World War I. His French counterpart is considered Jules Gervais-Courtellemont. Hildenbrand was a photographer for National Geographic after the war.

Here are old color photos of Italy taken in around 1910s-1930s by Hans Hildenbrand.

1934, Pisa, Italy --- A view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

ca. September 1927, Italy --- A view of the morning sun on the mountains --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

ca. September 1927, Florence, Italy --- An elevated view of the Arno River through Florence --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1935, Verona, Italy --- A stone bridge is an example of Roman engineers' early masonry work --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1928, Perugia, Italy --- Two oxen help a farmer plow his field --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1928, Venice, Italy --- A large group of children celebrate a holiday on the Adriatic --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1934, Italy --- Italians fish in Lake Bolsena --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1935, Italy --- A view of ships at port in a small Italian town --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis








ca. September 1927, Venice, Italy --- A view down one of the many picturesque canals --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1913, Genoa, Italy --- Historical Ansaldo Archive. Men at work in the Ship Staging Area of Ansaldo, Molo Giano, Genoa. The men are working on the "Duilio" and "Julius Caesar" battleships. --- Image by © Alinari Archives/CORBIS



1935, San Remo, Italy --- A shrunken stream meanders through dilapidated houses in San Remo --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1935, Portofino, Italy --- A view of Portofino's harbor --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis


ca. August 1926, Italy --- Fishing boats float in the water at Trieste's Harbor --- Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis


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