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Russia's True Colors

The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between 1905 and 1915Created by: Library Of CongressDated: 1910
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The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer's sons in 1948.
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Mukhomor
Obshchīĭ vid g. Chapan-Ata. Samarkand

Obshchīĭ vid g. Chapan-Ata. Samarkand

View of mosque on top of mountain.

Lugano
Lugano
Chapan [i.e. Chaban]. Samarkand

Chapan [i.e. Chaban]. Samarkand

Shepherd posed near a hillside.

Aurocaria [i.e. Araucaria]. V t︠s︡arskom parki︠e︡ Dagomys

Aurocaria [i.e. Araucaria]. V t︠s︡arskom parki︠e︡ Dagomys

Woman with parasol sitting on ground near araucaria.

Ekaterininskīĭ istochnik. Borzhom

Ekaterininskīĭ istochnik. Borzhom

People standing near Ekaterinin, or Catherine's, Spring at a spa in Borzhom.

Lugano
Nazar Magomet. Golodnai︠a︡ stepʹ

Nazar Magomet. Golodnai︠a︡ stepʹ

Man on horseback, posed, next to adobe structure with a dog and another horse nearby.

Sartskīĭ dom. Samarkand

Sartskīĭ dom. Samarkand

Two people posed by an adobe wall, in front of a Sart house.

Kurmy
[Dunes]
Kavkaz. Gruzin - torgovet︠s︡ pomidorami

Kavkaz. Gruzin - torgovet︠s︡ pomidorami

A man holding a basket of tomatoes.

Ekaterininskīĭ istochnik. Borzhom

Ekaterininskīĭ istochnik. Borzhom

People standing near Ekaterinin, or Catherine's, Spring at a spa in Borzhom.

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Man and woman posed outdoors.

Persidskīe tatary. Saatly. Muganʹ [stepʹ]

Persidskīe tatary. Saatly. Muganʹ [stepʹ]

Two men leaning against a boat in a field.

T︠S︡agverskīĭ istochnik

T︠S︡agverskīĭ istochnik

People at a mineral spring.

Torgovet︠s︡ materīi︠a︡mi. Samarkand

Torgovet︠s︡ materīi︠a︡mi. Samarkand

Merchant's display includes silk, cotton, and wool fabrics as well as a few carpets. A framed page of the Koran hangs at the top of the stall.

Pīony
[Turkmenia. Poselok Farab. Zh/d stantsiia]

[Turkmenia. Poselok Farab. Zh/d stantsiia]

Photo shows station on the Chardzhou-Bukhara railroad. Signs on the station building read "FARAB." Farab, a settlement of the urban type, is the center of the Farab region of Chardzhou Province, Turkmenistan, o... more

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