No après-ski here! Remarkable Photochrom prints depict life in the Swiss Alps at the turn of the 20th century

Often when we think of the Alps today we imagine them bustling with skiers in brightly coloured salopettes, ski lifts strung up like fairy lights along the mountains and ruddy-faced tourists eagerly tucking into fondue at the end of a long day of sport.
But at the turn of the 20th century the region was a different place, the vast, snow-covered peaks relatively unexplored by humans. 
A remarkable collection of photos depict what life was like 100 years ago - from women in headscarves holding pails for milk to tiny ramshackle wooden chalets.
From a distance, the prints look deceptively like... read more

19 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail

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