Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Russia Before the Revolution




Believe it or not, these color photos actually date back to the 1900's. Sounds impossible, right? You'll have to read all about Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, who traveled Russia by train and had a special technique for colorizing his photos. There are more stunning pics to be found via this photo blog at the Denver Post.

4 comments:

  1. These pics are AMAZING, bb. Thanks for the heads-up!

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  2. Thanks! I keep going back to look at them. I think there's something very haunting and pure about them.

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  3. OMG (as the kids say)! You've got to check these out, too! Color photos from the aftermath of the 1906 SF Earthquake from a guy named Frederick Eugene Ives.

    http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2010/01/the-1906-san-francisco-quake-in-color.html

    (there was a post on SFist. I just went to their source)

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