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May 25, 2018

44 Breathtaking Color Photos of Scotland in the Victorian Age

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 Z├╝rich 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


St. Enoch's Station

The bridge

George Square

High Street, Hawick

Union Terrace, Aberdeen

Teighness, Arrochar

From Craigcoynach, Ballater

Henderson Street West, Bridge of Allan

From south, Creiff (i.e. Crieff)

Templand Bridge, Cumnock

High Street, Dumbarton

Lincluden Abbey, Dumfries

Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries

The Lochan, Dunoon

East Bay, Dunoon

Edinburgh from the castle

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Princess Street and castle from Scott's Monument

Princess Street and Calton Hill

Princess Street, the castle, and Scott Monument

Entrance to Glen Nevis, Fort William

Kennedy's Pass, Girvan

University, Glasgow

Esplanade from west, Helensburgh

Cathedral and castle from the Ness, Inverness

Irvine from the river

The cross, Kilmarnock

Bannatyne, Kyles of Bute

Hotel and Ben Lui, Loch Awe

Tarlair, Macduff

General view, Oban

Port Patrick from the southwest

The beach, Portobello

East Bay, Rothsay (i.e. Rothesay)

General view, Sma Glen

Stirling, from Abbey Craig

Old bridge, Stirling

General view, Stonehaven



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