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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:16 am 
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Here is a link to a set of remarkably good colour photos of Russian people from around 1910.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/29-photos-of-russia-you-wont-believe-are-100-years-old

The costumes are interesting, also the colours, which include both muted natural colours and quite a few vivid synthetics (reds, a brilliant blue and a bright green).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:17 am 
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Hi Chris

Great set of old photos - very atmospheric! Many are clearly posed with people in very clean 'best' clothes which, in a way, gives them a special charm. As a comment to the linked website says, most of the photos are not of Russia or Russians but of peoples in the old Soviet empire. Some very good ones from present-day Uzbekistan.

Many thanks for posting the link and good to see you thinking of us and back again on the forum!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:24 am 
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These remarkable color photos are part of a much larger file. They were made by making three Images with different color filters. At the time, they were shown to the Tsar et al. by projecting the three images together, letting the court see what the remoter parts of the Russian Empire looked like. Eventually, the collection ended up in the National Library in Washington,DC, which has made the color photos available on the web.
Maybe I can find again the Website that describes.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:31 am 
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Well, that was explained on the link that Chris posted, but here is the Website of the Library of Congress (not "National Library").
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/prok/


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