Photochroms of Switzerland from 1890s

Photochroms of Switzerland from 1890s
International Photography Grant 2019

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

Sunset on Lake Lucerne. / Photo: Library of Congress

The Rhone Glacier and Glacier Hotel, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

The village of Saas Fee and The Rimpfischhorn. / Photo: Library of Congress

The Winter Gallery of the Simplon Pass, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

Zermatt, Upper Staffelalp, with the Matterhorn, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

Leysin, Vaud. / Photo: Library of Congress

Armor on display in Zurich museum.
/ Photo: Library of Congress

The Tonhalle, Zurich.
/ Photo: Library of Congress

A view from Beatenberg of the mountains Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger in the Bernese Alps. / Photo: Library of Congress

Interlaken and Unterseen, Bernese Oberland. / Photo: Library of Congress

The Titlis Spitze, Unterwald. / Photo: Library of Congress

Women of Champéry, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

A view of the Grand Aletsch Glacier, with the mountains Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

Staubbach Falls and the mountain Jungfrau. / Photo: Library of Congress

The Lucerne railway station and Pilatus by moonlight. / Photo: Library of Congress

Vispach Bridge and the Matterhorn, Valais. / Photo: Library of Congress

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International Photography Grant 2019