Mar 23, 2022

Femmes musulmanes Syriennes à Beyrouth, Costume de Ville

Femmes musulmanes Syriennes à Beyrouth, Costume de Ville

c. 1880s

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Félix Bonfils

(French, 1831–1885)

Double sided Photochrom

Overall: 26.6 x 18.1 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)

Gift of William and Margaret Lipscomb 2021.208


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In the early 1880s,FélixBonfils was among the first photographers to use the Photocrom process, which producedcolor images from a single black-and-white negative.


To make a photochrom, a photographic negative was transferred onto a lithographic stone, then printers created a minimum of six and up to fifteen different stones, each with a single color of ink, which were printed atop the black-and-white image. The printers creating the colors had never seen the original locale. Photochroms were popular from the 1890s into the 1910s and were most often collected in albums or framed and hung on the wall.

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