42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era

The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives.

The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcards which captured the cities, moors, and ruined castles of Scotland with an impressive degree of verisimilitude, particularly at a time when true color photography was just being developed.

The Sands, Dumfries
High Street, Dumfries
Castle Street and municipal buildings, Aberdeen
St. Enoch’s Station
The bridge
George Square
High Street, Hawick
Union Terrace, Aberdeen
Teighness, Arrochar
From Craigcoynach, Ballater
Henderson Street West, Bridge of Allan
From south, Creiff
Templand Bridge, Cumnock
High Street, Dumbarton
Lincluden Abbey, Dumfries
Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries
The Lochan, Dunoon
East Bay, Dunoon
Edinburgh from the castle
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
Princess Street and castle from Scott’s Monument
Princess Street and Calton Hill
Princess Street, the castle, and Scott Monument
Entrance to Glen Nevis, Fort William
Kennedy’s Pass, Girvan
University, Glasgow
Esplanade from west, Helensburgh
Cathedral and castle from the Ness, Inverness
Irvine from the river
The cross, Kilmarnock
Bannatyne, Kyles of Bute
Hotel and Ben Lui, Loch Awe
Tarlair, Macduff
General view, Oban
Port Patrick from the southwest
The beach, Portobello
East Bay, Rothsay
General view, Sma Glen
Stirling, from Abbey Craig
Old bridge, Stirling
General view, Stonehaven

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