Two Postcards

by Don Friedman on March 11, 2018

Two views of Belvedere Castle from the Souvenir Postcard Company in 1905. The first commercial color-photograph plates weren’t available for another couple of years and ordinary color film for another 25, which tells us that the color version was hand-tinted. If you look closely, you can see that the artist did more than tint – the flag has been changed, and for some reason ornamental rocks added to the edge of the path along with what appear to be mutant vines on the tower.

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