Russia In Color, A Century Ago.

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Cornflowers in a field of rye, 1909. From the album "Views along the Mariinskii Canal and river system, Russian Empire". (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


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. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, ca. 1910. Until the Russian revolution of 1917, "Sart" was the name for Uzbeks living in Kazakhstan. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


General view of the wharf at Mezhevaya Utka, 1912. (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Peasants harvesting hay in 1909. From the album "Views along the Mariinskii Canal and river system, Russian Empire". (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Prokudin-Gorskii rides along on a handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway along Lake Onega near Petrozavodsk in 1910. (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A dog rests on the shore of Lake Lindozero in 1910. From the album "Views along the Murmansk Railway, Russian Empire". Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC

Factory in Kyn, Russia, belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov, 1912. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Russian children sit on the side of a hill near a church and bell tower near White Lake, in Russia, 1909. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara, seated holding a sword in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A boy leans on a wooden gatepost in 1910. From the album "Views in the Ural Mountains, survey of industrial area, Russian Empire". (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A metal truss bridge on stone piers, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


Nomadic Kirghiz on the Golodnaia Steppe in present-day Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A man and woman pose in Dagestan, ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A general view of Sukhumi, Abkhazia and its bay, seen sometime around 1910 from Cherniavskii Mountain. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan, ca. 1910. Google Map , (Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/ LOC )


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