Jerusalem. Detroit Publishing Company.
Publishing Photochrom Collection
photographs of Castles, Abbeys, Churches, bridges, and much more from
Isles, Continental Europe, and the Holy Land.
Of the thousands of Detroit Publishing photographs now
available, I have selected a couple hundred to showcase
here. Most castles, churches, and ruins are from the
Medieval period, though some date into the modern period.
The bulk of the photographs I use here were taken between 1890 and
1900, though some were taken as early as 1860. These photographs
were probably taken to satisfy the penny postcard collectors of the
turn of the last century, when the post office delivered mail two or
three times every day. As such, they are an idealized
representation of both western history and European country life.
How to make copies of these
Feel free to download any of the
Detroit Publishing photographs to make
your own prints. Each photograph is saved in a resolution
enough to make prints. Simply right click the link, and then
click 'save as' to save the photograph to your disk. Make a CD of
all the photographs you saved, and take that CD to your nearest
photograph developing kiosk, such as they have at Walmart and other
stores. There, they can develop your files into
photographs. Ask for the 'matte' finish and your photographs will
look even more
beautiful. If you want files large enough for 11 x 17 prints, use
the larger jpgs available as a download on some of the photographs
on these pages, or, log
onto the Library of Congress Prints and Publications website and
search: 'Photochrom Collection Detroit Publishing.' You can
tif files directly from the Library of Congress server.
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