Imperial Russia in colour: peasants and elites | Dance’s Historical Miscellany

Leo Tolstoy in 1908 (Produkin-Gorskii Collection/wikipedia)

In the early 1900s, Russian photographer Sergei Produkin-Gorskii decided to take a photographic survey of the Russian Empire and its neighbouring countries. It was an absurdly ambitious scheme whic…

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One thought on “Imperial Russia in colour: peasants and elites | Dance’s Historical Miscellany

  1. Of course, I love these fascinating photos. The contrast between the opulent palaces and appearance of the rich compared with the ragged peasants and their ramshackle homes. Small wonder that there was a revolution.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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