Photos, which are more than a hundred years

• Photos that are already more than a hundred years

Amazingly vivid color photographs of imperial Russia.

Chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - truly a pioneer of color photography in Russia. More than a hundred years ago, he created a system by which it was possible to obtain a surprisingly rich and vivid images of places where he had been (as he traveled a lot. From his travels he brought thousands of photos, which depicted the life of people and architecture, which has not survived to our time.

He did not stay in one place for too long, as if afraid not to have time to shoot all the beautiful things in the world: the day filming in the evening, already on the train, he carefully cultivated images and cataloging. We admire the work of the master, and invite you to experience the old world charm.

Photos, which are more than a hundred years

The Emir of Bukhara, Alim Khan Syed, 1910.

Photos, which are more than a hundred years

A group of Jewish children with a teacher in Samarkand (modern Uzbekistan), about 1912.

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Fishing on the river. Iset, 1909.

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A general view of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Mozhaisk from the south-west, 1911.

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Girls with berries, town Kirillov, 1909.

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In zhnitve, 1907.

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Armenian woman in national costume about Artvin (modern Turkey), about 1910.

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The town of Artvin (modern Turkey), 1910.

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Portrait of SM Prokudin-Gorsky, the river Skuritshali 1912.

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chapel on the spot where in ancient times was based Belozersk, 1909.

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A group of women in Dagestan, about 1910

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switchman on the Trans-Siberian railway, near the town of Ust Katav on the River Yuryuzan, 1910.

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SM Prokudin-Gorsky rides on the trolley at the Murmansk railway near Petrozavodsk, 1915.

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On the Sim River, 1910.

Photos, which are more than a hundred years

Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia, about 1910

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Isfandiyar Yuri Bahadur Khan of Khorezm (Khiva, now a part of modern Uzbekistan), about 1910

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Catholic Cathedral, the city of Dvinsk, 1912 photo.

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The woman in a burqa in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, about 1910

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A boy sitting in front of the entrance to the Tilla-Kari mosque in Samarkand, about 1910.

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Farms metal bridge on the stone piers across the river Kama, near Perm, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, 1910

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water-carrier in Samarkand, about 1910.

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Profile nomad about 1905 and 1915.

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Swallow's Nest, around 1910.

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Chinese manager Lau Jenny Dzhau on a tea plantation just north of Batumi, about 1915.

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Dagestan, locals 1912.

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Lunch on mowing, 1909.

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River Mezhevaya Duck, 1912.

Photos, which are more than a hundred years

The Chapel of Emperor Peter I near the village of Peter, photo 1909.