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I love the amazing photographs of Russian Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, taken before the Bolshevik Revoution pre 1915. He was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II to roam the countryside and document Russian life, using color technology he developed. These images were created from his original glass negatives.
Self-portrait on the Karolitskhali River, ca. 1910. Prokudin-Gorskii in suit and hat, seated on rock beside the Karolitskhali River, in the Caucasus Mountains near the seaport of Batumi on the eastern coast of the Black Sea.
POSTCARD, CA 1910, RUSSIA ~~ A nice imitation of medieval age: ABC-book with ancient Cyrillic Russian letters and a boy in the suit of Russian old noble (=boyarin). In 1900-1910 The Romanovs brought a fashion to everything that could remind of the Ruriks, the Tzar dynasty with a 700-year history in Russia; this was caused by several crises and fall of The Romanovs' popularity.
With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession...
Fancy basket seller Check out the collection of photographs of the common Russian people created by several photographers in the 19th century. These photos will help you catch the essence of the common man, a seller, a craftsman or a peasant, living in the country at that time.