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Young peasant girls berries offer guests the hut in the countryside on the river near the village Sheksna Kirillov.  1909.  SM Photo  Prokudin-Gorsky

Young peasant girls berries offer guests the hut in the countryside on the river near the village Sheksna Kirillov. 1909. SM Photo Prokudin-Gorsky

The Museum of Russian Art to exhibit photographs from Jewish life in the Russian Empire

The Museum of Russian Art to exhibit photographs from Jewish life in the Russian Empire

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer born in 1863. After studying chemistry with Mendeleev and later with Adolf Miethe, Gorskii started developing his own techniques and processes of color photography, giving it a quality that impresses even today.  In 1909, he convinced the Tsar Nicolas II to send him on a trip across the Russian Empire to document its impressive diversity. It was a 10-year project, during which Gorskii took over 10,000 pictures.

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer born in 1863. After studying chemistry with Mendeleev and later with Adolf Miethe, Gorskii started developing his own techniques and processes of color photography, giving it a quality that impresses even today. In 1909, he convinced the Tsar Nicolas II to send him on a trip across the Russian Empire to document its impressive diversity. It was a 10-year project, during which Gorskii took over 10,000 pictures.

Prokudin-Gorskii took color photos in Russia before Czar Nicholas II was overthrown. "His ultimate goal was to educate the schoolchildren of Russia with his “optical color projections” of the vast and diverse history, culture, and modernization of the empire." http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/gorskii.html

Prokudin-Gorskii took color photos in Russia before Czar Nicholas II was overthrown. "His ultimate goal was to educate the schoolchildren of Russia with his “optical color projections” of the vast and diverse history, culture, and modernization of the empire." http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/gorskii.html

29 Photos Of Russia You Won't Believe Are 100 Years Old  Women in Dagestan, 1910.

29 Photos Of Russia You Won't Believe Are 100 Years Old

29 Photos Of Russia You Won't Believe Are 100 Years Old Women in Dagestan, 1910.

A zindan, or prison, in Bukhara, of modern day Uzbekistan. Zindans were typically built underground.

31 Stunning Photos Of Imperial Russia In Color

A zindan, or prison, in Bukhara, of modern day Uzbekistan. Zindans were typically built underground.

WHAT did the Russian Empire between 1905 and Thanks to these images and more from the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection, we get some idea. Prokudin-Gorskii set out to record the landscape and its people in colour...

Women in traditional costume, photo taken between 1909 and 1915  Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

Women in traditional costume, photo taken between 1909 and 1915 Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

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