Winter Scene with Log Structure, Grisons, Switzerland
This photochrome print of a chalet in Grisons is part of “Nineteenth Century Travel Views of Europe" from the catalog of the Photoglob Company (1895). Baedeker’s Switzerland and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol (1913) noted that Grisons “consists of an immense network of mountains . . . and it is remarkable for the variety of its scenery, climate, and productions." Located in the eastern region of the country, Grisons borders Italy and Liechtenstein and is the largest canton in Switzerland. The chalet depicted here is traditionally Swiss, as typified by its rustic, wooden architecture.
Type of Item
1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color
- Photochrom Zurich was founded as a photographic distribution company in the late 1880s. It was a subsidiary of the then-Orell, Füssli & Co., the Zurich-based printing firm where the Swiss Photochrom process for converting black-and-white photographs into color images and printing them by photolithography was invented earlier in the 1880s. This innovative process was applied to the mass production of color postcards, posters, prints, and albums. The company was renamed Photoglob Co. in 1895, and in 1974, it became Photoglob AG.
- "1021" stamped in ink on the back of the print.
- Title from identifying information provided by the Flickr Commons project, 2009. (Print not listed in the Detroit Publishing Company, Catalogue J, 1905.)
Last updated: September 4, 2013