Sunday, February 28, 2010

100 Years Ago In Russia



Another early color photograph from the irrepressible Sergei Prokudin-Gorski, who, at the behest of Czar Nicholas, traveled far and wide in a specially outfitted rail car, documenting the various cultures of the vast Russian Empire in the early years of the 20th century. Here, in 1910, he captured a family in the Bakaly Hills of the Ural Mountains, mining for iron with shovels and horse drawn carts.

Prokudin-Gorski was a pioneer in color photography. His heirs sold his vast collection to our Library of Congress.

4 comments:

steven said...

golden west i love the colours of the rock in the background. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Life was so hard in those days GW

Eryl Shields said...

Where do you find these photographs, they're amazing? Love the colours in this one.

Sweet Repose said...

It's hard to imagine the hard times of our early relatives...and we think we work hard!