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Prokudin-Gorskiy, 1900’s


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Pictures taken by a Russian Photographer, Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskiy, back in the early 1900\’s with glass negatives and hand developed using color filters to achieve the color photos you see here. There was no color film back then.

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Prokudin-Gorskiy, 1900’s

  1. 1. Prokudin-Gorskii 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 and then using red, green and blue filters recombined the images to produce color photos that were ahead of there time. The high quality of Gorskii’s pics make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time gboisjo
  2. 2. Russian Empire The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution in 1917. It was the second largest contiguous empire in world history, surpassed only by the Mongol Empire, the third largest empire the British Empire. At one point in 1866, it stretched from eastern Europe, across Asia, and into North America. By the end of the 19th century the size of the empire was about (8,600,000 sq mi) or almost 1/6 of the Earth's landmass.
  3. 3. Self-portrait, Prokudin-Gorskii seated on rock beside the Karolitskhali River in the Caucasus Mountains near the eastern coast of the Black Sea 1915
  4. 4. An Armenian woman poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey) 1910
  5. 5. Volga-Baltic Waterway, Russia 1909
  6. 6. Washing brown iron ore at the Shilovskii near the village of Makarovo, Russia 1909
  7. 7. Mills in Ialutorovsk district of Tobolsk Province Siberia, Russia 1910
  8. 8. A woman is seated on the Sim River, part of the Volga watershed in 1910
  9. 9. A switch operator poses on the Trans-Siberian Railroad near the town of Ust Katav, Russia 1910
  10. 10. Gates at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the city of Tver, Russia 1910
  11. 11. Hut in the forest for woodcutters, Ural mountain region, Russia 1908
  12. 12. Turkmen man posing with camel loaded with sacks, probably of grain or cotton, Central Asia 1907
  13. 13. General view of Artvin (now in Turkey) from the small town of Svet, 1910
  14. 14. Prokudin-Gorskii (right front) rides along on a handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway along Lake Onega in 1910
  15. 15. Trinity Cathedral in the city of Ialutorovsk, Siberia, Russia 1910
  16. 16. View of the Solovetskii monastery Solovetski, Russia 1912
  17. 17. Prokudin-Gorskii at a night camp on the bank of the Chusovaia River, Russia 1912
  18. 18. Isfandiyar Jurji Bahadur, Khan of the Russian protectorate of Khorezm (Khiva, now a part of modern Uzbekistan) 1910
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  20. 20. Trans-Siberian Railway crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, Russia 1910.
  21. 21. Church of the Exaltation of the Cross. Ostashkov, Russia 1908
  22. 22. Near the small town of Iustilia, Finland on the Saimaa Canal 1907 Finland was part of the Russian Empire until 1917
  23. 23. View of Suzdal along the Kamenka River, Russia 1910
  24. 24. Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) 1910
  25. 25. A group of Jewish children with a teacher in Samarkand, (in modern Uzbekistan) 1910
  26. 26. A group of women in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  27. 27. Peasants harvesting hay along the Mariinskii Canal, Russian Empire 1909
  28. 28. Site of a rescue station, Onega Lake, Russian Empire 1909
  29. 29. Shroud with image of the the Venerable Evfrosiniia, Evfrosiniia Monastery, Suzdal, Russia 1910
  30. 30. A man and woman pose in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  31. 31. A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan) 1910
  32. 32. Nikolaevskii Cathedral in the city of Mozhaisk, Russia 1911
  33. 33. Kyn, Russia 1912
  34. 34. Dalmatov Monastery, Siberia Russia 1909
  35. 35. A chapel sits on the site where the city of Belozersk was founded in ancient times, photographed in 1909
  36. 36. Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1910
  37. 37. A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan 1910
  38. 38. Spinning yarn in the village of Izvedovo, Russia 1907
  39. 39. The End