Spectacular color photos of Constantinople, 1890

Rare Historical Photos

h/t Kindltot on A♠

The Yeni Cami by moonlight.

These rare color views of the capital (then known as Constantinople) of the Ottoman Empire at the close of the 19th century were produced using the Photochrom process. The technique applies layers of artificial color to a black and white image with surprisingly realistic results.

Yeni Cami mosque and Eminönü bazaar.

A great variety of landscapes, cityscapes, and street life.

Barbers near Seraskerat.

The fountain of Sultan Ahmed.

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