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The Empire that was Russia

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I've posted this before a long time back, but I thought since our OFF friends have come on board I would do it again, since it falls into an era or particular interest to them.

 

This is a series of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912 and in 1915 by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. He used an innovative process wherein he took three plates, each on a different color glass, and could then use the plates to project a color image. The plates have been digitally scanned a assembled so that we can see the results. Its amazing and I go back to this site over and over. :)

 

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/

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I could spend hours looking at sites like that.there is somthing about old photos and colorones that just captivates me.I always find myself trying to visualize the sceam nowadays and wonder what ever became of the subjects in the photos.Somone posted a link on your old site(C5)to a site that had WW1 color photos,I just spent hours looking at them and still from time to time go and look.Thanks for the link to the past C5.It reminds me of the show that used to be on history channel "the color of war" with all the color footage of WW2 that show made it seem so "real" like i was looking at it happen not just reading some dusty old history text.

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