I found these bold, bright women through the Library of Congress’s Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection. A brilliant collection of textiles, patterns and landscapes are vividly representing through these wonderful women of the Russain Empire. And I love the transparent rainbow overlays on the photographs borders, makes it all even better.
The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer’s sons in 1948.