Fossestuen Hotel, Trondhjem, Norway


This photochrome print of the popular Fossestuen Hotel in Trondheim, Norway is part of “Landscape and Marine Views of Norway” from the catalog of the Detroit Photographic Company. Nestled in the mountains near the lower tier of the Lienfoss waterfalls, the Fossestuen Hotel drew many foreigners to this picturesque region of Norway. Built in 1892, the hotel was actually a restaurant that served dinner and refreshments to tourists. The building reflects the traditional wooden architecture of Norway, with the sod roof a source of insulation against the harsh winter cold. The Detroit Photographic Company was launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr. and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. Husher. They obtained the exclusive rights to use the Swiss "Photochrom" process for converting black-and-white photographs into color images and printing them by photolithography. This process permitted the mass production of color postcards, prints, and albums for sale to the American market.

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Detroit Photographic Company, Detroit, Michigan


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1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color


  • Print number 7112.

Last updated: September 4, 2013