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August 11, 2017

66 Rare Portrait Postcards That Show Russian People in the 1860s

During the 1860s, several photographers based in Moscow and St. Petersburg produced series of postcards showing Russian 'types.'

These remarkable portraits from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography provide a fascinating record of working-class townspeople, artisans, street vendors and peasants, some staged performing an activity, such as drinking tea or gaming, and some photographed in the performance of their occupation.


Sailor selling cloth slippers

Scavenger

Seller of clothes baskets

Seller of 'cringles' i.e. ring-shaped cakes

Seller of Dutch herrings

Seller of Moscow bread

Sieve-dealer

Tailor's apprentice

Tartar dressing-gown seller

Vagabond

Washerwoman

Water carrier

Wetnurse and infant

Wetnurse

Wood-carrier

Woodsman

Apple-seller

Bird-catcher

Boy selling wheelbarrows

Bread and cake seller

Bricklayer

Butcher

Buying frozen fish

Chimney-sweeper

Chimney-sweeper

Coachman

Coachman

Cossack

Fancy-basket seller

Fireman

Floor-cleaner

Floor-cleaner

Flower-seller

Fruit-seller

Game dealer

Gipsy tinman

Glazier

House-porter carrying water

House-porters drinking tea

House-servant

Itinerant musicians

Kitchen-maid

Knife-grinder

Knife-grinder

Lamp-lighter

Lamp-lighter

Lamp-lighter

Match-seller

Merchant

Military barber

Milkmaid

Milk-woman

Monk

Newspaper-seller

Nun

Nun

Peasant

Peasant

Peasant

Peasant

Peasant

Peasants

Pedlar and manservant trying comb

Peep-show

Plasterer

Policeman



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