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12 forgotten hand-colored images of life in the 1800’s

24 June-2014, Joseph Flaherty/WIRED:¬†Instagram is a decidedly modern invention, but back in your great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents’ day, “Photochroms” were the functional equivalent. Photochroms combined emerging photographic technology and the painterly techniques of the old masters to provide technicolor glimpses of the Great Lakes, Old South, Wild West, and Pacific coast. These dreamlike vistas have been collected […]