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Exploring the History of Photography: A Look at Zurich, Switzerland in 1860

Take a look at this beautiful, historic photo of Zurich, Switzerland back in 1860. This image is an albumen print, a technique invented just 10 years prior. Learn more about this photograph and explore a stunning photo of Geneva from the same time period!
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Take a look at this beautiful photo of Zurich, Switzerland. This photo shows the city back in 1860. This image is what’s known as an albumen print, a technique invented just ten years prior to this photograph. It uses albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper, and was the primary form of photograph printing until the turn of the 20th century.

Zurich, Switzerland in 1860

Source: Library of Congress

Also, we posted a great one of Geneva the other day. Don’t miss that one.

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