The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated

The Empire That Was Russia

Library of Congress | Sep 26, 2020

The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia exhibits photographs taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944). The photos offer a vivid portrait of a lost world-the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population. The site is organized in the following sections: architecture, ethnic diversity, transportation, people at work, and making color images.

Tags: Russia, Eurasia, & Eastern Europe Exhibit Primary Sources Timelines Cultural Empires Social States, Nations, & Nationalism Visual Culture 1800-1900 1900-1945


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