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The Russian Empire was a historical empire that extended across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917. The third-largest empire in history, at its greatest extent stretching over three continents, Europe, Asia, and North America, the Russian Empire was surpassed in size only by the British and Mongol empires, leaving the empire lasting 196 years. The rise of the Russian Empire coincided with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Persia and the Ottoman Empire. It played a major role in 1812–1814 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south, becoming one of the most powerful European empires of all time.

The House of Romanov ruled the Russian Empire from 1721 until 1762. Its matrilineal branch of patrilineal German descent, the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, ruled from 1762 until the end of the empire. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Russian Empire extended from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea in the south, from the Baltic Sea on the west into Alaska and Northern California in America on the east. With 125.6 million subjects registered by the 1897 census, it had the third-largest population in the world at the time, after Qing China and India. Like all empires, it featured great diversity in terms of economies, ethnicities, languages, and religions. There were many dissident elements that launched numerous rebellions and assassinations over the centuries. In the 19th century, they were closely watched by the imperial secret police, and thousands were exiled to Siberia.

The empire had a predominantly agricultural economy, with low productivity on large estates worked by Russian peasants, known as serfs, who were tied to the land in a feudal arrangement. The serfs were freed in 1861, but the landowning aristocratic class kept control. The economy slowly industrialized with the help of foreign investments in railways and factories. From the 10th through the 17th centuries, the land was ruled by a noble class, the boyars, and subsequently by an emperor.

Tsar Ivan III (1462–1505) laid the groundwork for the empire that later emerged. He tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state. Emperor Peter the Great (1682–1725) fought numerous wars and expanded an already huge empire into a major European power. He moved the capital from Moscow to the new model city of Saint Petersburg, which featured much Western design. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political mores with a modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and rationalist system. Empress Catherine the Great (reigned 1762–1796) presided over a golden age; she expanded the state by conquest, colonization and diplomacy, continuing Peter the Great's (Peter I's) policy of modernization along Western European lines. Emperor Alexander II (1855–1881) promoted numerous reforms, most dramatically the emancipation of all 23 million serfs in 1861. His policy in Eastern Europe involved protecting the Orthodox Christians under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. That connection by 1914 led to Russia's entry into World War I on the side of France and the United Kingdom against the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires.

The Russian Empire functioned as an absolute monarchy on the ideological doctrine of Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality until the Revolution of 1905, when a semi-constitutional monarchy was established. It functioned poorly during World War I. Tsar Nicholas II was executed and the imperial family murdered in 1918 by the Bolsheviks, who took power in the 1920s after the Revolution and a bloody Civil War with the White Army, forced into exile (or executed) most of the aristocratic class, and repressed many others, culminating in the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922.

Russian Empire Media

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La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie Noire de Volhynie et de Podolie divisées en leurs palatinats : vulgairement connües sous le nom d'Vkraine ou Pays de Cosaques /

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes legend titled "Remarques" and 9 bar scales. LC copy annotated in ink, laminated, and mounted on clot... More

Kurtze Relation von der Belägerung vnd wieder Befreyung der Liefländischen Stadt Narva Wie solche von dem grossen Anzug dess Moscowitischen Gross-Czaars durch Helden-mässigess Anführen Sr. Königl. Maj. in Schweden Caroli XII ... bey Aufbruch der Schwedischen Armee von Wesenberg den 13. Novem. 1700

Kurtze Relation von der Belägerung vnd wieder Befreyung der Liefländis...

Print depicts Swedish troops in battle with the forces of Peter the Great of Russia in the first battle of Narva (Swedish occupied Estonia) in 1700. Print also includes engraved portrait of Charles XII, King of... More

Eigentliche Abbildung des jenigen Bauerns welcher Se. Kön. Maj. von Schweden etc. Anno 1700. Vor der Stadt Narva durch einen Umweg hinter das Moscowitische Lager geführt, wordurch Se. König. Maj. einen herrlichen Sieg erhalten haben

Eigentliche Abbildung des jenigen Bauerns welcher Se. Kön. Maj. von Sc...

Print shows a picture of a bearded Russian peasant farmer in fur hat and coat and boots, carrying a satchel, pipe and walking stick, facing right. Title from German caption above the print. Print signed: "G. I.... More

Die wider S. Majestet den König von Schweden Carolum XII. in Liefland meyneidig angesponnene, aber durch Göttl. Gnad glücklich entdeckte Verratherey

Die wider S. Majestet den König von Schweden Carolum XII. in Liefland ...

Print shows five engraved vignettes depicting events in the life of Charles XII, King of Sweden from being at court, his betrayal, at prayer, meeting with his generals and leading the troops to battle at Narva ... More

Carolus XII. D. G. Suec. Goth. Vandal Rex Antiquis heroibus major, atavis par qui Tonninga, Riga, Nerva, liberatis, tremente Hafnia, stepente Varsovia, lugente Moscua. Superatis, fugatis, inveniendis, ut vincerentur hostibus perseo promitior, hercule fortior, per Aquas per Saxa per Ignes triumphavit, iubilaeo Suecio MDCC

Carolus XII. D. G. Suec. Goth. Vandal Rex Antiquis heroibus major, ata...

Print shows a birdseye view of King Charles the Twelfth of Sweden on horseback with drawn swords riding into battle fought against the Russian army at Narva (in present day Estonia). Scenes of a battlefield and... More

Kürtzer Bericht von dem Entsatz der Stadt und Vestung Narva

Kürtzer Bericht von dem Entsatz der Stadt und Vestung Narva

Print depicts Swedish troops in battle with the forces of Peter the Great of Russia in the first battle of Narva (Swedish occupied Estonia) in 1700. Print also includes engraved portrait of Charles XII, King of... More

Warhaffte Abbildung des Aufrichtig getreuen Bauerns der Seine Königliche Majestät in Schweden, etc. Anno 1700 Durch einen Umbweg hinder das vor der Statt Narva geschlagene Moscowittische Lager, mit seinem Kriegs-Heer geführet

Warhaffte Abbildung des Aufrichtig getreuen Bauerns der Seine Königlic...

Print shows a picture of a bearded Russian peasant farmer in fur hat and coat and boots, carrying a satchel, pipe and walking stick, facing left. Title from German caption above the print. Lengthy text descript... More

Generalis totius imperii Moscovitici : novissima tabula magnam orbis terrarum partem a Polo Arctico usq[ue] ad mare Iaponicum, et Chinae Septentrionalis confinia exhibens : cum via Czaricae nuper Legationis ex urbe Moscua per universam Tartariam, ad magnu[m?] Chinae imperatorem.

Generalis totius imperii Moscovitici : novissima tabula magnam orbis t...

Relief shown pictorially. Scale determined by using graticule method. Early Homann variant of the map by Ides of 1697. Scales: Milliaria Germanica communia; and Werst. [i.e. Versts] sive milliaria Moscovitica. ... More

Carte de Tartarie.

Carte de Tartarie.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies, copy one annotated with red dots over church symbols. Vault

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

View of the famous battle between the Russian and the Swedish armies, the Russian troops under the distinguished command of His Imperial Majesty Peter the First of all the Russians, the Swedish under His Royal ... More

Nova et accuratissima urbis St. Petersburg à Russorum Imperatore Petro Alexiewiz ao. 1703 ad ostium Nevæ Fl. conditæ et regionis circumjacentis delineatio /

Nova et accuratissima urbis St. Petersburg à Russorum Imperatore Petro...

City map shows individual buildings, gardens, and fence/lot lines. Relief shown by hachures on city map. Notes and index in German. Appears in Seutter's Grosser Atlas worinnen enthalten alle die jenige geograph... More

Plan imperatorskago stolichnago goroda Moskvy.

Plan imperatorskago stolichnago goroda Moskvy.

Scale ca. 1:25,000. Relief shown by hachures and land form drawings. Russian. From the Academy of Sciences' Atlas russicus, 1745. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault... More

Summer and winter habitations in Kamtschatka / Webber del. ; J. Goldar sc.
Chart, containing the coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian discoveries to the north; with the peninsula of Kamtschatka, in Asia, opposite thereto; and islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the north of the line. North America and the West Indies, with the opposite coasts of Europe and Africa

Chart, containing the coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian di...

Scale ca. 1:16,300,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. Shows routes of major exploration. In lower right corner: IV. Includes charts of astronomical observations and d... More

The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy...

"Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller..." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

Tabula geographica generalis Imperii Russici ad normam novissimarum observationum astronomicarum concinnata /

Tabula geographica generalis Imperii Russici ad normam novissimarum ob...

Also shows parts of the Aleutian Islands and Eastern Europe. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

The European diligence

The European diligence

Print shows a Dutchman rolling a wheelbarrow over Britannia; along for the ride are France represented by a man leaning over the front of the wheelbarrow with a sword ready to stab Britannia, America represente... More

Thomas Jefferson, 1782, Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmark; Sweden; Russia

Thomas Jefferson, 1782, Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmar...

Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmark; Sweden; Russia

The [ass]-headed and [cow-heart]-ed ministry making the British [lion] give up the pull

The [ass]-headed and [cow-heart]-ed ministry making the British [lion]...

Print shows the British lion harnessed on one side of "the pit of ruin" and a spanial (for Spain), a cock (for France), a rattlesnake (for America), and a pug dog (for Holland) harnessed on the other side, pull... More

Thomas Jefferson to Andre Limozin, September 22, 1787, two same date; Prussian and Russian Military Advances

Thomas Jefferson to Andre Limozin, September 22, 1787, two same date; ...

two same date; Prussian and Russian Military Advances

Unknown, December 1, 1788, Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settlements along Pacific Ocean; in Spanish

Unknown, December 1, 1788, Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settl...

Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settlements along Pacific Ocean; in Spanish

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790), in which A.N. Radischev cites excerpts from the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 which guarantee freedom of the press]

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (17...

Illus. in: A.N. Radischev, A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790). Reference copy may be available in SSF - Press 1776. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings... More

L'enjambee imperiale

L'enjambee imperiale

Print shows Catherine II, Empress of Russia, bare-breasted, holding a scepter and sphere, taking a large step from a piece of land on the right labeled "Russie" to a crescent moon atop a steeple or minaret labe... More

Member of the riding house at Paris, delivering an harangue from the shoulders of a French citizen

Member of the riding house at Paris, delivering an harangue from the s...

Print shows a member of the new French aristocracy wearing a Phrygian or Liberty cap with circular emblem (Liberté - Egalité - Fraternité) riding on the back of a French citizen; he implores, "Messrs. of the me... More

General Swallow-all-o feasting on a French fricassee!!

General Swallow-all-o feasting on a French fricassee!!

Print shows a gigantic Russian soldier, possibly a gross caricature of Field Marshal Aleksandr Vasilʹevich Suvorov, eating the severed head of a French soldier, another oversized man, a chef, holds a platter co... More

Peterhoff. Maison de plaisance de Sa Majeste Imperiale de toutes le Russie &c.

Peterhoff. Maison de plaisance de Sa Majeste Imperiale de toutes le Ru...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Niguet.

Paul I, emperor of all the Russias, condescending to visit Kosciusko in the prison

Paul I, emperor of all the Russias, condescending to visit Kosciusko i...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Gaugain, Thos.

China Korea Siberia speed comfort trans-pacific line, Pacific Mail Steamship Co.

China Korea Siberia speed comfort trans-pacific line, Pacific Mail Ste...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: American Lithographic Co.

Panoramic view of Cronstadt and St. Petersburg

Panoramic view of Cronstadt and St. Petersburg

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Dorrington, George.

Vue de l'ancien palais des tsars, prise dans l'intérieur du cremlin

Vue de l'ancien palais des tsars, prise dans l'intérieur du cremlin

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Engelmann.

Nouvelle carte des découvertes faites par les vaisseaux russiens aux côtes inconnues de l'Amérique Septentrionale avec les pais adiacents : dressées sur des memoires authentiques de ceux qui ont assisté a ces découvertes et sur d'autres connoissances

Nouvelle carte des découvertes faites par les vaisseaux russiens aux c...

Map of northwestern North America and the Russian Far East including the Bering Strait region showing the exploration routes of Bering, Chirikov, and other Russian explorers. Relief shown pictorially. Hand colo... More

Pierre-le-grand sur le lac de Ladoga

Pierre-le-grand sur le lac de Ladoga

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Migneret.

Vue générale de la ville de Moscou, prise de la montagne dite des moineaux

Vue générale de la ville de Moscou, prise de la montagne dite des moin...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Engelmann.

Charte des Schwarzen-Meeres : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen und nach den neuesten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen berichtiget auf der Sternwarte Seeberg by Gotha

Charte des Schwarzen-Meeres : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen ...

Relief shown by hachures. On map: Das Schwarze Meer, Pontus Euxinus der Alten, Mauro Thalassa Neugriechisch, Karadegniz Türkisch, Czarne More Russisch u Pohlnisch, Mare Niagra Moldau Walach. Minimal level cata... More

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imperial Majesty Alexander 1st. by his much obliged humble servant J.A. Atkinson / drawn on the spot by J.A. Atkinson, from the observatory of the Academy of Sciences.

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imper...

Print showing panoramic view of St. Petersburg, including Academy of Arts, colleges, Cronstad (i.e., Kronshtadt), warehouses, and the Gottorp Globe. Title from item. Title also in French. Plate 3 of 4. Includes... More

Tableau des opérations de la Grande Armée depuis l'ouverture de la campagne jusqu'au 21 aout 1812 : Eastern Europe

Tableau des opérations de la Grande Armée depuis l'ouverture de la cam...

Shows the advance of the French Napoleonic forces eastward from Dantzick (Gdańsk, Poland) to Smolensk (Russia) by 21 August 1812. Indicates the French and Russian army troop positions and movements in what is n... More

Le cauchemar Jeu jeu jeune homme, prends ces gou gou gouttes.

Le cauchemar Jeu jeu jeune homme, prends ces gou gou gouttes.

Print shows an author lying on a bed being comforted by a friend after being accused of plagiarism by Truth hovering overhead; on the left is a male figure wearing a horned crown labeled "Plagiar[...]; on the l... More

Ansicht des Etablissements der R.A. Compagnie in Norfolk-Soundoder Sitcha
Vid goroda Makao s morskoĭ storony.

Vid goroda Makao s morskoĭ storony.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

[Plan of layout of Russian fort in Alaska, 1803-1806] / Capt'n. Lisiansky, del. ; Smith, sculp't.

[Plan of layout of Russian fort in Alaska, 1803-1806] / Capt'n. Lisian...

Reference copy in LOT 4390-P. Illus. in: Lisiansky. A voyage round the world, ..., London, 1814, pl. II.

Le Cesar de 1815 - je suis venu, j'ai vu, ... j'ai fui

Le Cesar de 1815 - je suis venu, j'ai vu, ... j'ai fui

Print shows Napoleon I carrying a broken standard with a dead eagle on top and a piece of paper that states "Vite à Paris"; he is fleeing from a battlefield strewn with dead French soldiers; above, the figure o... More

Le tigre enchainé

Le tigre enchainé

Cartoon showing Napoleon I as a tiger in chains held by a British officer holding a whip; two men representing Russia and Austria play musical instruments nearby. DeVinck, 9800 Forms part of: French Political C... More

Vue de la place des boutiques / Cadolle delt. ; lithe. par Deroy.

Vue de la place des boutiques / Cadolle delt. ; lithe. par Deroy.

Print showing a view across a plaza with carriages and pedestrians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Title from item.

Vue intérieure d'une partie du Moscou, prise des Hauteurs à droite de la Yaousa / Cadolle delt. ; lithoge. par Deroy.

Vue intérieure d'une partie du Moscou, prise des Hauteurs à droite de ...

Print showing a view of the countryside from along the "Yaousa" River with the city of Moscow in the distance. Title from item.

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubriant, ambassadeur à Rome en 1830

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubria...

Drawing shows a crowd gathered around a balloon on the ground at the festivities prepared by Ambassador W.R. Chateaubriant in honor of the Grand Duchess of Russia in Rome, 1830. A second balloon is in sky at up... More

John Randolph of Roanoke on his embarkation for Russia onboard ship "Concord"

John Randolph of Roanoke on his embarkation for Russia onboard ship "C...

Full-length silhouette portrait shows the Virginia politician John Randolph facing left. He is dressed in a coat with tails, boots with spurs and carries a thin cane. He served as U.S. Minister to Russia in 183... More

Feodor Nikititsch Romanow s. Philaret Mosquens et omn. Russiar, Patriarcha, Michaelis, Russ. zar parens

Feodor Nikititsch Romanow s. Philaret Mosquens et omn. Russiar, Patria...

Print shows Fedor Nikitich Romanov, Filaret, Patriarch of Russia, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in medallion on pedestal with nameplate. He was the father of Michael (Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov),... More

Die Letzten Zehn vom vierten Regiment

Die Letzten Zehn vom vierten Regiment

"The last ten men from the Fourth Regiment" of Polish insurgents, who were killed by Russians at Battle of Ostrolenka, Poland, 1831. Reference copy may be in LOT 7005. This record contains unverified, old data ... More

Siberian village

Siberian village

Print shows a view of a town or village in Siberia surrounded by a wooden wall, with a buddhist temple in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F. Queen a... More

Siberian town from across a river

Siberian town from across a river

Print shows a distant view from across a river of a town in Siberia with a large church or monastery at center, in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F... More

Siberia

Siberia

Print shows a distant view from an elevated vantage point of a town in Siberia with a large church or monastery in the background. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil at bottom center: "Siberia." Stamped in lo... More

Rats quitting the ship

Rats quitting the ship

Postmaster general Amos Kendall's 1840 resignation prompted the artist's speculation on the desertion of other Van Buren cabinet members. Kendall resigned on May 16, to concentrate on editing the "Extra Globe,"... More

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Fort Ross, Calif., a Russian fur-trading post est. 1812.

Eglise de Vassili Blagennoï à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Imp. de Bougeard ; P. Legrand, sc.

Eglise de Vassili Blagennoï à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Imp....

View of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. Illus. in: Excursions Daguerriennes. Paris: Rittner et Goupil, etc., 1842, plate 52. Print based on daguerreotype by N. P. Lerebours.

Vue du Kremlin à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Bougeard imp. ; Hurlimann, sc.

Vue du Kremlin à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Bougeard imp. ; H...

View of the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Illus. in: Excursions Daguerriennes. Paris: Rittner et Goupil, etc., 1842, plate 53. Print based on daguerreotype by N. P. Lerebours.

Karta Ledovitago mori︠a︡ i Vostochnago okeana /

Karta Ledovitago mori︠a︡ i Vostochnago okeana /

Depths shown by soundings in coastal waters. Also covers Russian Far East and Alaska. In Russian. Greenwich, Paris, and Petersburg meridians; Greenwich degrees numbered westward to 240⁰. Available also through ... More

Chapel of the convent of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai Feby 21st 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Chapel of the convent of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai Feby 21st 1839...

Painting drawn at the narthex at the original 6th century CE inner door, looking east and showing the nave of the basilica. (A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Saint Catherine Monastery was constructed b... More

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... More

Merkatorskai︠a︡ karta Proliva Kuprei︠a︡nova : nakhodi︠a︡shchagosi︠a︡ mezhdu ostrovami Kadʹi︠a︡kom i Afognakom /

Merkatorskai︠a︡ karta Proliva Kuprei︠a︡nova : nakhodi︠a︡shchagosi︠a︡ m...

Depths shown by soundings. Ms. in black and red inks with blue wash on tracing linen. Traced names in Russian. Names added in red ink in English. Handwritten in ink at bottom: March 1891. Received this from Lie... More

Defense of the California Bank

Defense of the California Bank

A mildly jingoistic satire voicing American suspicions of foreign designs on California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. The bay and coastline of San Francisco are shown, menaced by foreign invaders ... More

Bankoku sankai tsuran bunzu

Bankoku sankai tsuran bunzu

Japanese print shows a map of the world with sailing ships on the seas and American and Russian soldiers. Title from item. Typewritten annotation on back mount: A table of mileage from Nagasaki to various parts... More

The Admiralty / Aubry.

The Admiralty / Aubry.

Government building with arch in center, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Catherine II Empress of Russia portrait / engraved for the Eclectic by Geo. E. Perine, N.Y.

Catherine II Empress of Russia portrait / engraved for the Eclectic by...

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, next to throne.

Map of the coast of China

Map of the coast of China

Shows coast from Siberia to Macau. Shows coastal cities only. Title supplied by cataloger. LC copy annotated in pencil showing distances. Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... More

Orenburgskii general gubernator i komanduiushchii voiskami orenbur. korpusa. General ad'iutant graf A. Perovskii

Orenburgskii general gubernator i komanduiushchii voiskami orenbur. ko...

Photograph shows half-length portrait of General Adjutant Count Vasiliĭ Alekseevich Perovskiĭ in uniform with cape, holding sword. Illus. in: Turkestanskīi al'bom, chast' istoricheskaia, 1871-1872, part 4, pl. ... More

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (religious) at St. Petersburg; fig. 3 Public meeting in England]

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (rel...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 7. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rites & cere.; Gt. Brit.; Russia; France; Shelf.

One of the people's saints for the calendar of liberty 1852

One of the people's saints for the calendar of liberty 1852

The artist registers the widespread American sympathy with certain revolutionary movements in Europe. More specifically, the print extols Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot who led an 1848 revolt against the... More

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on stone & lith by Schaerff & Bro. 71 Market Str. St. Louis.

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on st...

Print showing a battle scene with Russian, Austrian, and Hungarian troops standing in formation, shooting at each other across an open field. Title from item. Caption continues: Where the Hungarians (March 11th... More

Karta I︠A︡kutskoĭ oblasti chasti Olekminskago okruga i Irkutskoĭ gubernīĭ Kirenskogo [sic] chastʹ okruga s pokazanīem zolotosoderzhashchikh prīĭskov razrabatyvaemyi︠a︡ : gg. chastno promyshlinikami [sic].

Karta I︠A︡kutskoĭ oblasti chasti Olekminskago okruga i Irkutskoĭ guber...

Shows gold-mining concessions along rivers in the Olekminsk region, Siberia, Russia. "Sostavlena 1853 godu." In Russian. India ink and col. inks. Sectioned to 12 panels and mounted on cloth backing. Available a... More

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 3 illustrations showing darkness, sketchy lines representing the beginning of Russian history, and polar bears illustrating that nothing of interest was occurring at that time; also includes quotes by... More

L'Affaire d'orient 1854. 20, Balaklava. Charge heroique des Hussards Anglais 25 Octobre 1854 Balaklava. Heroic charge by the English Hussars 25 October 1854 A.Adam ; dessine et lith. par Albert Adam ; Imp. Lemercier, Paris

L'Affaire d'orient 1854. 20, Balaklava. Charge heroique des Hussards A...

Print shows a vastly outnumbered British Light Brigade cavalry engaging Russian soldiers at the artillery battery at the end of the valley during the disasterous charge of Light Brigade at Balaklava, Ukraine, d... More

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 5 illustrations showing Péroun and priests. Illus. in: Histoire pittoresque, dramatique et caricaturale de la Sainte Russie ..., p. 9. Title from item.

A hot night in the batteries / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Walker lith.

A hot night in the batteries / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Walker lith.

Print shows action in a British artillery battery with cannons firing and being loaded, and men bringing in supplies. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in the east : Dedicated by permission to Her most... More

General Bosquet giving orders to his staff

General Bosquet giving orders to his staff

General Pierre Bosquet standing between four officers, gesturing to the left. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. Purch... More

Mr. Thompson, Commissariat

Mr. Thompson, Commissariat

Mr. Thompson, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing uniform, seated on a horse; horse's reins are held by a servant; a conical tent in background. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton;... More

Quartermaster Hill, 4[th] Light Dragoons, the horse taken immediately after the winter season

Quartermaster Hill, 4[th] Light Dragoons, the horse taken immediately ...

Quartermaster Hill, seated on horse, facing left. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944... More

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha (Hungarian general Kmety), and Mr. Thompson, seated on gabions; three attendants, one holding a horse, standing behind them. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: George Eastman House... More

The cavalry affair of the heights of Bulganak - the first gun, 19th Sepr. 1854 / W. Simpson del. ; Needham lith.

The cavalry affair of the heights of Bulganak - the first gun, 19th Se...

Print shows expansive view of the countryside, the Russian cavalry and artillery in the distance, Russian guns opening fire on British troops as they draw up into formation. Title from item. Plate in: The seat ... More

Major Morris, C.B., Royal Artillery

Major Morris, C.B., Royal Artillery

Charles Henry Morris seated on horse facing left with bell tent in the background. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Lieutenant Grills, R.H.A.

Lieutenant Grills, R.H.A.

Lieutenant Grills, full-length portrait, wearing uniform, standing next to horse. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. P... More

Russian Sailors ?

Russian Sailors ?

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Group, N.Y. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans;... More

Russian Adm. Adm. Lisovski

Russian Adm. Adm. Lisovski

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, in ink: Russian Admiral. See Harper's Weekly Oct 17, 1863, p. 657-658. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of ... More

Lieutenant Yates, 11th Hussars

Lieutenant Yates, 11th Hussars

Lieutenant Yates, full-length portrait, posed with dog, horse and groom. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Major Radcliffe, 5th Dragoon Guards

Major Radcliffe, 5th Dragoon Guards

Major Radcliffe, full-length portrait, facing front.

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Low, full-length portrait, facing left, standing beside horse and wearing winter coat and hat; another man is standing in front of the horse and facing the camera. Bell tents in the background. Title tr... More

The graves in the fort on Cathcart's Hill - of the officers 4th Division who fell at Inkermann / W. Simpson delt. ; C. Haghe lith.

The graves in the fort on Cathcart's Hill - of the officers 4th Divisi...

Print shows the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill at sunset with distant view of Sevastopolʹ.

Officers of the 68th Regiment

Officers of the 68th Regiment

Group of officers of the 68th Regiment, four standing and three sitting on the ground, wearing uniforms. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: Roger Fenton Inventory, Harry Ransom Humanities Resea... More

Distant view of Lord Raglan's head quarters before Sebastopol / W. Simpson delt. ; T. Picken lith.

Distant view of Lord Raglan's head quarters before Sebastopol / W. Sim...

Print shows several British military camps, an ambulance, a distant view of Lord Raglan's headquarters (just left of center), and, in the foreground, a dead horse. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in ... More

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