Cornflowers in a field of rye, 1909. From the album “Views along the Mariinskii Canal and river system, Russian Empire”.
Laying concrete for the dam’s sluice, 1912. Workers and supervisors pose for a photograph amid preparations for pouring cement for sluice dam foundation across the Oka River near Beloomut.
Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, ca. 1910. Until the Russian revolution of 1917, “Sart” was the name for Uzbeks living in Kazakhstan.
General view of the wharf at Mezhevaya Utka, 1912.
Peasants harvesting hay in 1909. From the album “Views along the Mariinskii Canal and river system, Russian Empire”.
Prokudin-Gorskii rides along on a handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway along Lake Onega near Petrozavodsk in 1910.
A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.
A dog rests on the shore of Lake Lindozero in 1910. From the album “Views along the Murmansk Railway, Russian Empire”.
Factory in Kyn, Russia, belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov, 1912.
Russian children sit on the side of a hill near a church and bell tower near White Lake, in Russia, 1909.
Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara, seated holding a sword in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.
A metal truss bridge on stone piers, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, ca. 1910.
A boy leans on a wooden gatepost in 1910. From the album “Views in the Ural Mountains, survey of industrial area, Russian Empire”.
Nomadic Kirghiz on the Golodnaia Steppe in present-day Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, ca. 1910.
A man and woman pose in Dagestan, ca. 1910.
A general view of Sukhumi, Abkhazia and its bay, seen sometime around 1910 from Cherniavskii Mountain.
A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan, ca. 1910.
I really don’t find any of these historical pictures comps to be all that interesting,things were real good for a while with the unsolved or strange death comps taking place of just photographs, you should stick with those.
as a history buff I enjoy these glimpses into the past….very interesting website all in all.
It feels like a simple time before the horrors of the world war 1, before the bloodshed of the Russian Revolution, before the atrocities of World War 2, before Stalin and the purges, before the long nightmare of the cold war……
E of M,my sentiments exactly.
I enjoy these pics from the past, and as a Russian History buff this is particularly this is top notch.
Great post this, these colour images make history so much more tangible. Maybe there are more old colour images for more postings?
Were these originally color or touched up? With the color so clear in some of them hard to believe that are so old.