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  • 1. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook aphotographic survey of the Russian Empirewith the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He useda specialized camera to capture three blackand white images in fairly quick successionand then using red, green and blue filtersrecombined the images to produce colorphotos that were ahead of their time. Thehigh quality of Gorskii’s pics make it difficultfor viewers to believe that they are looking100 years back in time
  • 2. The Russian Empire was a state thatexisted from 1721 until the RussianRevolution in 1917. It was the secondlargest contiguous empire in worldhistory, surpassed only by the MongolEmpire, the third largest empire theBritish Empire. At one point in 1866, itstretched from eastern Europe, acrossAsia, and into North America. By theend of the 19th century the size of theempire was about (8,600,000 sq mi) oralmost 1/6 of the Earths landmass.
  • 3. Self-portrait, Prokudin-Gorskii seated on rock beside the Karolitskhali Riverin the Caucasus Mountains near the eastern coast of the Black Sea 1915
  • 4. An Armenian woman poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on ahillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey) 1910
  • 5. Volga-Baltic Waterway, Russia 1909
  • 6. Washing brown iron ore at the Shilovskii near the village of Makarovo, Russia 1909
  • 7. Mills in Ialutorovsk district of Tobolsk Province Siberia, Russia 1910
  • 8. A woman is seated on the Sim River, part of the Volga watershed in 1910
  • 9. A switch operator poses on the Trans-Siberian Railroad near the town of Ust Katav, Russia 1910
  • 10. Gates at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the city of Tver, Russia 1910
  • 11. Hut in the forest for woodcutters, Ural mountain region, Russia 1908
  • 12. Turkmen man posing with camel loaded with sacks, probably of grain or cotton, Central Asia 1907
  • 13. General view of Artvin (now in Turkey) from the small town of Svet, 1910
  • 14. Prokudin-Gorskii (right front) rides along on a handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmanskrailway along Lake Onega in 1910
  • 15. Trinity Cathedral in the city of Ialutorovsk, Siberia, Russia 1910
  • 16. View of the Solovetskii monastery Solovetski, Russia 1912
  • 17. Prokudin-Gorskii at a night camp on the bank of the Chusovaia River, Russia 1912
  • 18. Isfandiyar Jurji Bahadur, Khan of the Russian protectorate ofKhorezm (Khiva, now a part of modern Uzbekistan) 1910
  • 19. Trans-Siberian Railway crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, Russia 1910.
  • 20. Church of the Exaltation of the Cross. Ostashkov, Russia 1908
  • 21. Finland was part of the RussianEmpire until 1917 Near the small town of Iustilia, Finland on the Saimaa Canal 1907
  • 22. View of Suzdal along the Kamenka River, Russia 1910
  • 23. Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) 1910
  • 24. A group of Jewish children with a teacher in Samarkand, (in modern Uzbekistan) 1910
  • 25. A group of women in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  • 26. Peasants harvesting hay along the Mariinskii Canal, Russian Empire 1909
  • 27. Site of a rescue station, Onega Lake, Russian Empire 1909
  • 28. Shroud with image of the the Venerable Evfrosiniia, Evfrosiniia Monastery, Suzdal, Russia 1910
  • 29. A man and woman pose in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  • 30. Nikolaevskii Cathedral in the city of Mozhaisk, Russia 1911
  • 31. Kyn, Russia 1912
  • 32. Dalmatov Monastery, Siberia Russia 1909
  • 33. A chapel sits on the site where the city of Belozersk was founded in ancient times, photographed in1909
  • 34. Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1910
  • 35. A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan 1910
  • 36. Spinning yarn in the village of Izvedovo, Russia 1907
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