Sunday, February 7, 2010

color photography from russia in the early 1900s









Breathtaking. Taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii who was hired by Tsar Nicholas II to take a photographic survey of the Russian Empire between 1909-1912, and again in 1915. This was a time just before World War I and the coming revolution. See many more images at the Library of Congress website.
*definitely click images to enlarge. it's worth it.

6 comments:

Waterrose said...

OH those are amazing! I love the three women/girls in their beautiful dresses.

alexkeller said...

thanks, Liane! I'll have to take some time and look at these in the morning <3

beamishgirl said...

These are wonderful. My grandmother came to America from Russia (Belarus) before the Revolution and the First World War. Thank you so much for posting. : )

13threads said...

These are just amazing. I am so glad you shared them.

BrittanButterfly said...

stunning, and I love the colors!

becka said...

Gah! Those are incredible!!