Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Gorskii photographed the Russian Empire under Tsar Nicolas II between 1909 – 1912. A selection of his photographs are posted on the The Big Picture of Boston Globe’s web site. The effects (color, etc.) are the result of a camera that allowed Gorskii to photograph three images in a row (each one with a red, or blue, or green filter). Each frame was a black and white image, but when lit (or projected) with correct light, would allow the scene in color. Here are some of my favorite images from the internet.

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