Friday, September 11, 2015

'Russian Empire in Color' by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

'Russian Empire in Color' is a small collection of amazing colorized photos of Russian Empire in the 1910s from The Library of Congress which were shot by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii - the master of early color photography in Russia.


A group of men, 1915

A man with son and granddaughter, 1910

A mullah with his female students near the Artomelinskaia mosque in Artvin, ca. 1910s

A woman standing on a carpet at the entrance to a yurt, dressed in traditional clothing and jewelry, ca. 1910s

An eighty-four years old supervisor of Chernigov floodgate with sixty-six years of service, 1909

Armenian woman in national costume, Artvin, ca. 1910s

Church in Sterzh near the village of Novinka. St. Vladimir's (Peter and Paul) church, 1910

Church of the Resurrection in the Grove, 1910

Clothing display, ca. 1910s

Cotton textile mill interior with machines producing cotton thread, Tashkent, ca. 1910s

Emir of Bukhara, ca. 1910s

Fabric merchant, ca. 1910s

General view of Katav-Ivanovskii Zavod, 1910

General view of the [Nikolaevskii] cathedral from southwest, 1911

Group of Jewish children with a teacher, ca. 1910s

Haying, near rest time, 1909

A man with a camel loaded with packs, ca. 1910s

Melon vendor, ca. 1910s

Nikol'skaia [St. Nicholas] Church in Lavrovo village, Shlissel'burg county, St. Petersburg province, 1909

Nomadic Kirghiz, ca. 1910s

Ostrechiny. Study, 1909

Peasant girls, 1909

Portion of Shir-Dar minaret and its dome from Tillia-Kari, ca. 1910s

Railroad bridge over the Shuia River, 1915

Railroad construction on the Shadrinsk-Sinara railroad near the city of Shadrinsk, 1912

Settler's family, Mugan, ca. 1910s

Spinning yarn in the village of Izvedovo, 1910

Trans-Siberian Railway metal truss bridge on stone piers, over the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, 1910

Two prisoners in shackles, ca. 1910s

View of Our Savior-Iakovlevskii Monastery, from the tower of the Rostov museum in the Kremlin, 1911

View of the monastery from Svetlitsa [Island, Saint Nil Stolbenskii Monastery, Lake Seliger], 1910

View of the Solovetskii Monastery from land, 1915

Village of Deviatiny and the Saint Boris dam, 1909

Work at the Bakalskii mine, 1910

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