Views in the Ural Mountains, survey of industrial area, Russian Empire
Photographic survey of the Ural Mountains industrial area circumscribed by Perm, Ufa, Cheliabinsk, and Verkhoture. Images document industrial facilities including mines (gold, copper, iron, and clay), factories, mills, cities, towns, villages, and labor housing settlements--as well as mountains, cliffs, rock formations, rivers, and a variety of flora. Images also document religious facilities (monasteries, cathedrals, churches, mosques) and religious articles (iconostases, icons, sepulchres) in the area, as well as railroads, railroad bridges, railroad construction and excavation, and railroad stations. Dams, observatories, and monuments are also documented. Occasional images of historic sites, museum specimens and objects are included, and a number of images document taxidermized animals in a private collection. Portraits show industrial and agricultural laborers, peasants, and Baskirs.
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.