Pictures of Russia by Prokudin-Gorsky

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    The Tsar's Photographer and His Amazing Contribution to the Preservation of Russian History

    100 photos, 100 years old or older, 100 years after Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky completed his historic quest to capture the beauty, diversity, and spiritual power of Tsarist Russia.

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    Russian Chemist and Photographer Sergei Mikhaelovich Prokudin-Gorsky

    Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist and photographer famous for his pioneering work in color photography in the early twentieth century.

    In 1905 Gorsky set himself to the task of photographically documenting the Russian Empire with the primary aim of educating Russian schoolchildren on the diverse history and culture of the realm. After his famous color photograph of renowned author Leo Tolstoy in 1908, Gorsky received an invitation to present his work to Tsar Nicholas II and his family. So impressed was the Tsar that he commissioned Gorsky’s plan and provided him with funding and a specially-outfitted dark room rail car for his work.

    From 1909 to 1915 Gorsky tirelessly traversed the Russian empire capturing thousands of shots of virtually every walk of Russian life. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the completion of his historic mission, we are publishing 100 of his best shots, giving a vivid glimpse into Tsarist Russia on the eve of the Communist Revolution.

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    ‘War and Peace’ author Leo Tolstoy - 1908



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    84-year-old Pinkhus Karlinsky was the supervisor of the Chernigov floodgate over the course of 66 years - 1909





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    Dagestani couple - between 1909-1915





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    Assumption Cathedral in the Dalmatov Monastery - 1912





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    Assumption Cathedral in Tobolsk, rampart and part of fence - 1912
     
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    Austrian prisoners of war at a barracks near Kiappeselga - 1915





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    Young boy standing next to a gatepost - 1910





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    Bukharan bureaucrat - between 1909-1915





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    Cathedral in Shadrinsk - 1912





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    Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God at the Ipatevsky Monastery - 1910
     
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    Cathedral of the Transfigured Savior and Church of the Entry to Jerusalem in Torzhok - 1910





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    Foreman of the Chakva tea factory, Lau Dzhen Dzhau - between 1909-1915





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    Chapel from the time of Peter the Great near the Kivach Waterfall near the river Suna - 1915





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    Chapel where the city of Belozersk was founded in ancient times - 1909





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    Children sitting on a hill near a church and belltower in the countryside near White Lake in northern Russia - 1909
     
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    Church of the Resurrection of the Blood - between 1909-1915





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    Church of the Holy Mother of God in Tobolsk - 1912





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    Church of the Resurrection in the Grove in Kostroma - 1910





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    View of Dalmatov from the monastery belltower - 1912





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    Joining of the Irtysh and Tobol rivers - 1912
     
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    Courtyard of the Church of the Resurrection - between 1909-1915





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    Dagestani couple - between 1909-1915





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    Dmitrievsky Cathedral in Vladimir - 1911





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    Drying nets on Lake Seliger - 1910





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    Entrance to the Church of the Resurrection in Kostroma - 1910
     
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    Exit from the yard of the Church of St. George at the Riurik fortress Staraya Lagoda - 1909





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    Carpet merchant in Samarqand - between 1909-1915





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    Family working iron mines in the Bakaly Hills with shovels and horse-drawn carts - between 1909-1915





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    Farmers taking a rest from haying - 1909





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    Russian forest - 1910
     
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    Column fresco in the Church of St. John Chrystosom in Yaroslavl - 1911





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    Overview of Artvin from the small town of Svet - between 1909-1915





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    View of Liksansky Palace from the Kura River - between 1909-1915





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    View of Nikolaevsky Cathedral from the southwest - 1911





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    View of Shakh-i-Zendi Mosque in Samarkand - between 1909-1915
     
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    Georgian woman standing next to a tree - between 1909-1915





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    Girl with berries - 1909





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    Sergei Gorsky at the Karolitskhali River - 1912





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    Gospel belonging to the nun Varsanofiya, governess of the Tsarevna, in Trinity Monastery in Alexandrov - 1911





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    Group of Greek tea harvesters in Chavka - between 1909-1915
     
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    Hay storage at the Viazovaya Station - 1910





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    Iconostasis at a church in Borodino - 1911





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    Iconostasis at the Winter Church of the Fedorov Mother of God in Yaroslavl - 1911





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    Treasures in the vestry of the Ipatevsky Monastery in Kostroma - 1911





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    Borodino Museum - 1911
     
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    Jewish children with their teacher in Samarqand - between 1909-1915





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    Production shop for scabbards at the Zlatoust arms plant - 1910





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    Boat Yard in Kareshka - 1909





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    Large gathering of men in Central Asia, possibly for a game of Bayga - between 1909-1915





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    Workers laying concrete for a dam over the Oka River - 1912
     
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    Locomotive and coal car at a railroad yard - between 1909-1915





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    Horseman on the Golodnaya Steppe - between 1909-1915





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    Man sitting among bamboo trees - between 1909-1915





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    Man sitting on a log next to a hut for woodcutters - 1912





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    Melon vendor in Samarqand - between 1909-1915
     
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    Mills in Tobolsk Province - 1912





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    The last Emir of Bukhara, Mohammad Alim Khan - 1911





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    Artistic casting at Kasli Iron Works - between 1909-1915





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    Monks planting potatoes at Gethsemane Monastery - 1910





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    Mother of God-Odigitria in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Smolensk - 1912
     
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    Mullahs at a mosque in Aziziya Batum - between 1909-1915





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    Sergei Gorsky near the Kivach Waterfall on the Suna River - 1915





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    Hotel in Gagra with chauffeur in front - between 1909-1915





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    Night camp by a rock on the banks of the Chusovaya - 1912





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    Kyrgyz family on the steppe - between 1909-1915
     
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    Noviy Afon Monastery Ponds - between 1909-1915





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    An old man in Samarqand holding a brace of birds - between 1909-1915





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    Ordezh River near Siverskaya Station in Petersburg Province - between 1909-1915





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    Handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk Railway - between 1909-1915





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    Skuritskhali River - between 1909-1915
     
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    Guests standing near Catherine’s Spring at a spa at Borzhom - between 1909-1915





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    Rafts on Peter the Great Canal in Shlisselburg - 1909





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    Right bank of the Irtysh River at Tobolsk - 1912





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    Hauberk and helmet of St. Dalmat - 1912





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    Sart fields in Samarqand - between 1909-1915
     
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    Sergei Gorsky with two Cossaks in Murman - 1915





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    Settler’s family in village of Grafovka - between 1909-1915





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    Steam engine ‘Kompaund’ with Schmidt super heater - 1915





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    Stork in a nest in Bukhara - between 1909-1915





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    Tile stove in the prince’s chamber in Rosta Veliky - 1911
     
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    Tow rope bridge in the village of Lava - 1909





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    Trinity Cathedral in the city of Lalaturovsk - 1912





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    Trinity monastery in the city of Tumen - 1912





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    Tsar Aleksei Mikhaelovich’s gospel and Tsar Mikhael Feodorovich’s sacremental vessels in Trinity Monastery in Alexandrov - 1911





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    Tsarist gifts to the Goritsky Monastery - 1909
     
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    Two men and a woman standing outside the Zlatoust arms plant - 1910





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    Two men and two boys in Samarqand - between 1909-1915





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    Two men with a boat in Ostrechiny - 1909





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    Shir-Dar madrasa in Samarqand - between 1909-1915





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    Solovetsky Monastery - 1915
     
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    View of Tbilisi from St. David Church - between 1909-1915





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    View of Dalmatov Monastery from the Iset River - 1912





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    View of Tobolsk from Assumption Cathedral - 1912





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    Village of Kolchedan - 1912





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    Weighing station at the Chakva tea factory - between 1909-1915
     
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