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Ostashkov, Russia

The Final Years of Pre-Soviet Russia, Captured in Glorious Color

View of the monastery from Svetlitsa Island, Saint Nil Stolbenskii Monastery, Lake Seliger; 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress)


Travel back in time to an era of Japan where trains were just starting to pop up and skyscrapers didn't yet dot the landscape with these late century photographs.

Kusakabe, Kimbei -- Photographer:  Shinobadzu (Pond) Uyeno Tokio.  Albumen prints -- Hand-coloured ca. 1890

Albumen prints -- Hand-coloured ca.

view of kanazawa

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Rosja sto lat temu

Title: [Two men standing on a rug, in front of yurt] Creator(s): Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, photographer Date Created/Published: [between 1905 and

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sergey prokudin"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sergey prokudin"



Prokudin-Gorskii photo of Russian manuscript

Pictures from the 1603 Gospel. In the vestry of the Ipatevskii Monastery.

The Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens

The Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens Founded in St Petersburg by Catherine the Great in 1764 to provide "educated women, good mothers, useful family and society members":

Spaso-Borodinskii Monastery in Borodino by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

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