Old Amsterdam in colorized photos

Photochroms of Amsterdam taken between 1890 and about 1900. Collected by the Library of Congress. No known copyright.

According to Wikipedia, “Photochrom … prints are colorized images produced from black and white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is properly considered a photographic variant of chromolithography, a broader term referring to color lithography in general.”

Amsterdam beguinage in the snow

Founded sometime in the 14th century for the Beguines, members of a lay Catholic sisterhood, the Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards — and one of the city’s best known landmarks. Below is a photo taken roughly in the same spot but then during the summer. Yes, the large tree is gone, felled … Read moreAmsterdam beguinage in the snow