The results combine the truthfulness of a photograph with the color and richness of an oil painting or the delicate tinting of the most exquisite watercolor.
– Photochrome advertisment, late 1800s
These early color photographs offer a unique glimpse into the rich and varied aspects of life in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Photochromes are a historically and aesthetically important part of the very earliest development of color photography. They have been collected internationally by both private collectors, universities and museums. Photochromes have been the subject of many recent publications, as well as major exhibitions in Paris, Geneva, and Zürich.