Thursday, September 24, 2009
Documenting The Russian Empire
Three more pictures from 1909, by the renowned Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, who, at the behest Czar Nicholas, traveled the Russian Empire in a specially outfitted train car with the express purpose of documenting life in the Russian provinces. He invented a three color separation process that was revolutionary for the time. The top photograph's margin reads "Chapel on the site where the city of Belozersk was founded in ancient times".
These next two photographs show women in traditional Russian dress.