Friday, October 30, 2009

Town And Country



The photographs are by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, a pioneer in color photography who traveled the Russian Empire during the first decade of the 20th century in a train car/darkroom, documenting life across the far flung Russian provinces for Czar Nicholas. These photographs are circa 1910.

Above, three generations of the Kalganov family gather for a portrait. The father and daughter both work in the Zlatoust Arms Plant, pictured behind them.

Below, a peasant woman breaks flax in the Perm Province.

3 comments:

steven said...

hello golden west - look at the grillwork in the fences in that first picture!!!! sweet pics again - a real treasure trove. steven

High Desert Diva said...

Loving the ironwork in that top photo....

Tracy said...

Such interesting photos! The colors seem almost like Technicolor... so many fine details... I must got back and look again! Happy Weekend, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))