A unique glimpse of the past

An associate recommended this article to me, detailing full colored photos of Czarist Russia.


Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863–1944) 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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Thanks man, I love stuff like this that lets us see the past differently.
Here's an unusual update: this time an interpretation of the past from a foreign perspective.

A Japanese illustrated history of America (1861)


Here's the original twitter thread explaining some of the events depicted.


Pretty darn cool. :guts:
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