maavaron
You're being transferred to the requested page...
header print

33 Vintage Postcards of the Netherlands

 The windmills, canals, and cities in the Netherlands are a sight to see. But looking through these postcards of Holland in the late 1890s sheds some light on what life was like back then. The postcards use the Photochrom process - a technique for applying lifelike color to black-and-white images. 
 

The Photocrom was invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmid, an employee of a Swiss printing company. The process starts by applying a light-sensitive emulsion to a lithographic limestone tablet and expositing it to sunlight under a photo negative for several hours. A single Photochrom may require hours of labor to produce. In fact, the Photocrom process is a painstaking and time consuming one. Yet it was capable of creating remarkably precise color images at a time when true color photography was just starting to be developed. 
 
Click on images to enlarge
 
1. Girls on market island.
Holland Vintage Photos
2. A typical windmill in Holland. 
Holland Vintage Photos
3. A canal in Amsterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
4. The great market, Nijmegen.
Holland Vintage Photos
5. Children on market island.
Holland Vintage Photos
6. Canal in the Hague.
Holland Vintage Photos
7. Town Hall, Haarlem.
Holland Vintage Photos
8. Amsterdam Gate, Haarlem.
Holland Vintage Photos
9. Catherine bridge and the windmill, Haarlem.
Holland Vintage Photos
10. The Town Hall and great market, Nijmegen.
Holland Vintage Photos
11. Belvedere, Nijmegen.
Holland Vintage Photos
12. Arcade, Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
 
13. Two bridges on the Meuse, Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
14. A canal in Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
15. Coolvest, Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
16. The road to the Scheveningen.
Holland Vintage Photos
17. The beach at Scheveningen.
Holland Vintage Photos
18. Beach chairs at Scheveningen.
Holland Vintage Photos
19. Boats on the beach at Scheveningen.
Holland Vintage Photos
20. Beachgoers and the Kursaal, Scheveningen.
Holland Vintage Photos
21. Ouda Gracht: Bakkerbrug, Utrecht.
Holland Vintage Photos
22. The Witte Huis, Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
23. A park in Utrecht.
Holland Vintage Photos
24. A pond in Arnhem.
Holland Vintage Photos
25. Beekhuizen, Arnhem.
Holland Vintage Photos
26. Janssingel, Arnhem.
Holland Vintage Photos
27. Water tower, Delft.
Holland Vintage Photos
28. The Knights' Hall in the Hague.
Holland Vintage Photos
29. Cathedral Interior, Rotterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
30. Inside a home on Marken Island.
Holland Vintage Photos
31. The Binnehof and Court Pond at The Hague.
Holland Vintage Photos
32. Dam Square, Amsterdam.
Holland Vintage Photos
33. A man on Marken Island.
Holland Vintage Photos
Sign Up Free
Did you mean:
Sign Up Free
Did you mean: