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Wed Dec 7, 2011, 11:55 PM

 

To start things off for the final preview, here's a classic

These are full color photos taken in the Russian Empire before the fall of the Tsarist government. Honestly, they have to be seen to believed. Well worth the time!

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/object.html

Here's one to whet your appetite. 'Peasant Girls, 1909':

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RZM Dec 2011 OP
LiberalAndProud Dec 2011 #1
Pithlet Dec 2011 #2
WheelWalker Dec 2011 #3
Papillon Dec 2011 #4
freshwest Dec 2011 #5
Rowdyboy Dec 2011 #6
AnotherDreamWeaver Dec 2011 #7
RZM Dec 2011 #8

Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 12:04 AM

1. TY. Wonderful photo history.

I wish they were in slideshow format, but there are some terrific pics.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 12:06 AM

2. Neat! I can't get over those colors.

Great pictures.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 12:54 AM

3. Fantastic. Thank you.

Blessings.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 12:57 AM

4. Very interesting photos.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 01:30 AM

5. These are great, I've also seen many videos made by Russians of their country. Stunning.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:21 PM

6. The photographer was truly amazing....he developed this method for color photography

decades before it was "invented" officially.

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Response to RZM (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 01:07 AM

7. Did you notice the oil on the water in this picture:

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
Pinkhus Karlinskii. . . Supervisor of Chernigov Floodgate, 1909.
Digital color rendering.
Prints and Photographs Division
(LC-DIG-ppmsc-03966) (16)

It's the second picture under Transportation.

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 03:12 PM

8. I'd assumed that was just some light thing or whatnot

 

Didn't think that it might be oil.

But the picture is from what is now northern Ukraine. I don't believe that particular area is known for oil production, but Russia at the time had one of the fastest growing economies in the world, some say THE fastest. Like China today, environmental damage goes hand in hand with very fast growth, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's oil.

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