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Offline Zeke

A unique glimpse of the past
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:12:41 AM »
An associate recommended this article to me, detailing full colored photos of Czarist Russia.

https://mashable.com/2014/09/30/russian-revolution-in-color/#Nuf2JiVyvZqc

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Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (18631944) became photographically renowned in Russia for a color portrait of Leo Tolstoy. It was this fame that, in 1909, brought him to the attention of Tsar Nicholas II. 
Prokudin-Gorsky's subsequent meeting with the tsar and the tsar's family was to be the pivotal moment in his life: The tsar provided both the funding and the authority for Prokudin-Gorsky to carry out what he would later describe as his life's work.
For most of the following decade, using a specially adapted railroad car as a darkroom, Prokudin-Gorsky traversed the length and breadth of the Russian Empire, recording what he saw in more than 10,000 full-color photographs.

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Re: A unique glimpse of the past
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 08:18:00 AM »
Oh yeah, I've seen some of these before, they're amazing.

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Re: A unique glimpse of the past
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 10:47:32 AM »
Thanks man, I love stuff like this that lets us see the past differently.
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