Friday, August 27, 2010

From Russia, With Color

From 1909 to 1912, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) took numerous color photographs of life in Central Russia, using a unique multi-plate method. The original plates were obtained by the Library of Congress, and a selection of them are viewed in Looking at these scenes, one must remember that both World War I and the Russian Revolution had yet to occur. History would soon wash away this serenity in short order, but this collection remains for us to admire, and remember.

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