Postings of vintage photos from the mid 1800s through World War II. Most are lightly edited.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
Mr. Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneering Russian photographer whose experiments with color were way ahead of his time and gave amazing results, as you can see from these. The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian
Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects
among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious
architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture,
public works construction, scenes along water and railway
transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An
active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii
(1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color
documentary project from 1909 to 1915.