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The then-revolutionary photochrom method gave the world its first color pictures — based a lot on the imagination of the employee working the printing plates

In Colour: amazing photos of Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land from 1900 (Haaretz)
The National Library’s photo collections include two albums whose pictures were produced at the end of the 19th century using the process known as photochrom. What was this method and why do the photos resemble oil paintings more than the black-and-white originals? (Sep 8)

Photo: The Western Wall at the end of the 19th century. Men and women are seen leaning on the wall (National Library).

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