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#1 of 3 Old 11-20-2010, 10:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I love looking at pictures like this.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/20/rare-color-photos-of-the-_n_785798.html#186298 

 

 

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These rare color photos by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii document the Russian empire between 1909 and 1915. With the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled throughout the Russian empire in a specially outfitted train car conducting a photographic survey, according to the Library of Congress, which owns the original slides. 

 

 

 

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Amazing.

 

It's funny, because they look "fake" to me since I'm used to seeing those images in b&w.


 

 

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They are amazing. Thank you for posting the link.  Russian history is a favorite study of mine so these pictures are really interesting.  


 

 

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