Faces of Russian Empire: Portraits by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

Unique colour portraits of people who lived in Russian Empire made in period of the beginning of 20th century from the great collection of famous Russian photographer and public figure Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky. These photos show different people from all the corners of Russian Empire; simple peasants, soldiers, officers, labourers, old men, mothers, kids. These are the faces of the Great Empire's epoch.

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Presumably Southern Ural, ~1907-1909
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Presumably Ural, 1907
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Sukhumi, Abkhazia
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Kursk Governorate, presumably 1904
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Unknown woman. Presumably Ekaterina, a daughter of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, 1908
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A Georgian seller of tomatoes. Dagomys, 1912
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On an iron mine. Ural, 1910
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A fisherman. Ural, 1909
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The city of Perm, 1909
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Ural, 1912
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A Bashkir. The village of Yakhino, 1910
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The city of Rybinsk, 1909
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Olonets Governorate, 1909
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An engineer Nestor Puzyrevsky, the author of the project of a dam on the Oka River. Ryazan Governorate, 1912
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Ural, 1909
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Dagomys, 1912
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A Bashkir. Ural, 1910
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Zlatoust, 1909
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Tver Governorate, 1910
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Bukhara bakery. 1907
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Chernigov Governorate, 1909
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Tver Governorate, 1910
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Kostroma, 1911
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Guard of the Murmansk railway and Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (on the right). 1916
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Bukhara, 1907
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1916
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Ryazan Governorate, 1912
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Topornya, 1909
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A Bashkir. 1910
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Another Bashkir. 1910
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Borjomi, 1912
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Vytegra, 1909
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Belozersk, 1909
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Ural, 1910
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Caucasus, 1912
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Leo Tolstoy. Yasnaya Polyana, 1908
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Ural
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Ural, 1910
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Prisoners. Bukhara, 1907
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Samarkand, 1911
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Ryazan Governorate, 1912
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Borjomi, 1912
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Transcaspian Oblast, 1911
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1909
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Dagestanis, 1904
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Bukhara, 1907
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A teacher at a Jewish school. Samarkand, 1911
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Zlatoust, 1909
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Karelia, 1916
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Vytegra, 1909
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The village of Myatusovo, 1909
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A Georgian. 1912
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Dagestanis, 1904
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Samarkand, 1911
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Transcaspian Oblast, 1911
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Dmitry (on the left), the oldest son of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Ural, 1912
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Ostashkov, 1910
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Baku Governorate, 1912
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Paupers. Samarkand, 1911
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1912
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Peasant girls. Topornya, 1909
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Samarkand, 1907
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Presumably Ural
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Southern Ural, 1910
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1909
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Doctors. Samarkand
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1916
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Transcaspian Oblast, 1911
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Mother Taisia, Leushinsky monastery
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The village of Krokhino, 1909
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The village of Kuzminskoye, 1912
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The village of Krokhino, 1909
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Presumably 1912
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Borjomi, 1912

Via: Oldcolor Blog


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