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.


2 Responses to “RUSSIAN EMPIRE WOMEN.”

  1. RUSSIAN DISPLAYS. PART I. « Nothing is New Says:

    […] DISPLAYS. PART I. I’ve made a couple of posts sharing the magical photos found on the Library of Congress’s Sergei Mikhailovich […]

  2. Tatiana Sometimes Says:

    Wow! It was great to find these photos. I am working on a series of illustrations inspired by Russian textiles and matryoshka dolls (you are welcome to take a look at the first one on my flickr site), and have been researching online. Thanks for posting them.

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