Thursday, October 7, 2010
100 Years Ago In Karelia
In the course of his travels across the Russian Empire, the Czar's photographer, Sergei Prokudin-Gorski, found himself far to the north, near Finland, in Karelia. The notes in the margins of his photograph of these rugged fellows read simply "Karelian types".
With the exception of the fellow on the far left, these fellows could have fit in seamlessly in the American Old West.