Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the largest museum in the Netherlands is a leader in the effort by galleries worldwide to digitise their collections of photographs taken by well-known photographers such as Samuel Bourne and the duo Shepherd & Robertson. However, the location and authors of 21 images remain unknown.
With reverse image searches, Google Lens, digitised newspapers, heritage and auctioneering websites, AI colourisation and tools such as Peakvisor help add valuable information and understanding to historic art collections.
The article from Bellingcat speaks about the interesting journey of unearthing locations from the museum’s photo collections using the methods as discussed.
You can read about it here.