Views along the Murmansk railway, Russian Empire
Photographic survey of the construction of the Murmansk railway, including views of the railroad, excavation and construction, depots and stations, railroad bridges, workers, and officials. Also includes views of cities, towns, and villages. Images document religious facilities (monasteries, cathedrals, churches, and chapels), waterways (canals, lakes, rivers, rapids, waterfalls, inlets, and islands), as well as agricultural and fishing activities. Includes some images of schools, factories, and quarries. Group portraits show local inhabitants including "Karelian types," Austrian prisoners of war at a military barracks, Prokudin-Gorskiĭ with two Murmans, and Prokudin-Gorskiĭ with five others--on a railroad handcar. Also includes images of items and locations associated with Peter the Great.
Title devised by Library staff.
Hand-written Russian captions accompany most prints.
Digitized images of items and album pages display with their associated catalog records in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
Forms part of: Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ collection.