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January 2, 2019

40 Beautiful Photochromes of Ireland in the 1890s

These postcards from The Library of Congress that captured landscapes and daily life of Ireland in the 1890s. They were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Though delicate and time-consuming, the Photochrom process resulted in color images of striking verisimilitude for a time when true color photography was in the earliest stages of development.

County Antrim. Royal Avenue, Belfast

County Antrim. Glenoe Village

County Antrim. Black Cave Tunnel

County Antrim. Cave Hill, Belfast

County Antrim. Dunluce Castle

County Antrim. Giant's Causeway

County Antrim. Glenariff

County Antrim. Portrush

County Antrim. Rope bridge, Carrick-a-Rede

County Claire. Cliffs at Moher

County Clare. Lisdoonvarna

County Cork. Blackrock Castle

County Cork. Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff

County Cork. Glengarriff Harbor

County Cork. Patrick Street, Cork

County Cork. Queenstown Harbor

County Cork. Queenstown

County Cork. Tunnel near Glengarriff

County Down. Newcastle

County Down. The Esplanade, Warrenpoint

County Down. Woodside, Rostrevor

County Dublin. Bank of Ireland, Dublin

County Dublin. Phoenix Park, Dublin

County Dublin. Sackville Street and O'Connell Bridge, Dublin

County Dublin. St. Stephen's Green Park, Dublin

County Dublin. The Harbor, Kingstown

County Fermanagh. Ruins, Devenish Island, Lough Erne

County Galway. Killary Bay, Connemara

County Galway. Spinner and spinning wheel

County Kerry. Muckross Abbey, Killarney

County Kerry. Ross Castle, Killarney

County Kerry. Ross Castle, Killarney

County Mayo. Menawn Cliffs, Achill

County Waterford. Dungarvan Bridge and Harbor

County Waterford. Reginald Tower and Quay, Waterford

County Waterford. The quays, Waterford

County Wicklow. Bray

County Wicklow. Dargle Bridge

County Wicklow. Powerscourt Waterfall

County Wicklow. Vale of Avoca



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