Venice in the 1890s in Rare Color Photographs (19 photochrom pictures)

Let’s take a rare historical glimpse of the brightly-colored plazas and intricate architecture of Venice in the 1890s.

The pictures were taken in the 1890s in which the famed city 30 years earlier had been taken into the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. Venice was previously belonged to Austria. The city was offered to Italy in exchange for Italian alliance in the Austro-Prussian war.

This incredible collection of photochrom pictures show the famed canals of Venice that are home to boats, gondolas and buildings recognized the world over.

The Grand Canal by moonlight

The Grand Canal

Pesaro Palace on the Grand Canal


A concert in St. Mark’s Square

A procession in front of St. Mark’s

A procession over the Grand Canal

A view from the Campanile

Doges’ Palace and the Piazzetta

Doges’ Palace

Gondolas and the Piazzetta di San Marco

Inside St. Mark’s Basilica

Paradise Bridge

Secco Marina in San Giuseppe

St. Mark’s Square and the Campanile

The Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge

The island of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Piazzetta

The Rialto Bridge

The Three Bridges