Sunday, October 13, 2013

Photochroms - Algeria

"Photochroms" appear to be colorized photolithographs. The collection available at Library of Congress is full of interesting photos taken all over the world. As with all my postings, I have edited the originals for color balance (there is only so much I can do with these; the color is still very artificial looking). If you explore the LoC collection (which I recommend) you will see most of them are landscape or scenery shots; I have a bias for pictures with people in them, so I have focused on those.

 A street, Sidi Okba, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Arab dancing girls, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Arab juggler, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Arab market, Blidah, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Arab school of embroidery, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Arabs before a cafe, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
 
 Arabs disputing, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Before a gate at Constantine, Constantine, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Disembarking from a ship, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Distinguished Moorish women, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
[I'm guessing "distinguished" = "rich"]
  
 Group of Arabs, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Market, Biskra, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Moorish coffee house, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
[looks more like a hashish house to me]
  
 Moorish family in the cemetery, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Moorish women making Arab carpets, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Moorish women preparing couscous, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 Negroes playing chess, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
 School of Arab Embroidery, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
  
Street in the old town, Biskra, Algeria, ca. 1899

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