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Russia in color, a century ago – The Big Picture – Boston.com

August 22, 2010

Earlier today I found this photo log of the Russian wildfires on Boston.com: http://bit.ly/azxrOC. They’ve also posted color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912 in Russia by photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) who undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. These are fantastic.

Armenian woman in national costume poses of Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin, circa 1910.

An Armenian woman in national costume poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), circa 1910. Google Map, (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/LOC)

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