Sunday, September 19, 2010

RUSSIA IN COLOUR, A CENTURY AGO (PART 2)

Cornflowers in a field of rye, 1909.

Laying concrete for the dam's sluice, 1912. Workers and supervisors pose for a photograph amid preparations for pouring cement for sluice dam foundation across the Oka River near Beloomut.

Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, ca. 1910. Until the Russian revolution of 1917, "Sart" was the name for Uzbeks living in Kazakhstan.

General view of the wharf at Mezhevaya Utka, 1912.

Peasants harvesting hay in 1909.

Prokudin-Gorskii rides along on a handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway along Lake Onega near Petrozavodsk in 1910.

A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.

A dog rests on the shore of Lake Lindozero in 1910.

Factory in Kyn, Russia, belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov, 1912.

Russian children sit on the side of a hill near a church and bell tower near White Lake, in Russia, 1909.

Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara, seated holding a sword in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.

A boy leans on a wooden gatepost in 1910.

A metal truss bridge on stone piers, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, ca. 1910.

Nomadic Kirghiz on the Golodnaia Steppe in present-day Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, ca. 1910.

A man and woman pose in Dagestan, ca. 1910.

A general view of Sukhumi, Abkhazia and its bay, seen sometime around 1910 from Cherniavskii Mountain.

A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan, ca. 1910.

22 comments:

A S said...

hii Urmi

wow! thats is really something unique :)

i am 'fida' on the natural beauty on Russia :P

hehe!

BK Chowla, said...

Though I have never been there, but pictures are so nice that I am tempted to take a trip.

Ria said...

wow what pics!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Thanks for the lovely post:)..It's full of informations and amazing pics !

Renu said...

Beautiful wharf and loved the pictures of Bukhara.

Jeevan said...

Interesting babli! great viewing these amazing snaps.

Valerie said...

I bet the scenery has changed a lot now. I like the idea of riding in the handcar ... that would ease my tired legs a lot.

Sharodindu said...

series of unique and rare shots... great collection i must say :)

चैतन्य शर्मा said...

apka blog to bahut hi majedar hai.... jo log jyada padhkar nahin samajh sakte photo dekhkar samajh jaate hain.... loved dis unique blog.... thanks

माधव said...

सुन्दर

budh.aaah said...

Wow that 3rd pix I think of the sart woman..was that a purdah/veil? It looked like a coffin ready to be zipped up.

I am sorry I dont want to hurt anyones sentiments here..but I was shocked to see that. The purdah now is way better-humane.

Dr.Antony said...

I am still surprised at this technique of color photography.If you had not mentioned it,they would easily pass off as recent photography.

P.N. Subramanian said...

This second part is also equally interesting. Did you notice that the railway tracks are much broader than our broad gauge.

SG said...

Unique and interesting. Not only beautiful pics but also they are history lessons.

Callie said...

I love being able to look into the past. Yes, very interesting. Thank you.

Destiny's child... said...

It's so colourful! Especially the Emir's blue costume :)

Margaret Cloud said...

These pictures are very interesting. I also think that many of the pictures have changed a lot. Thanks for taking the time to post these great photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images of Russia in olden days. It gives idea how was the life at that time.

Sonal said...

very nice.....

Nona said...

Thanks for sharing.

arvind said...

its nice to see those good old days and the way they live at those times..

thanks for sharing..

MiniBinoy said...

thanx for sharing such outstanding shots!:)u hv a wonderful space!!