Russia in Color, 100 years ago

Awesome collection! I'm really surprised they're such great shape.
From the link:Russia in color, a century ago - The Big Picture -
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, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun.






Great photos. Thanks for sharing with us. If you have more please post them, it is very interesting to see such images of a history we rarely get to see.

Your last photo could be one from our past in the USA, reminds me of the 'old west' in the 1800s.

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