Archival photos of the 19th century at Tallinn Russian Museum
The project The Many Faces of Russia presents archival photos of the 19th century: landscape and reportage images, portraits of people and images of architectural monuments of Russian cities.
The project includes archival photos from the collection of the ROSPHOTO State Museum and Exhibition Center, capturing views of major urban centers of the Russian Empire: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, and Rostov as well as the authentic life of the farther regions. Landscape, ethnographic and portrait images depict the cultural and social diversity of a multinational country. Historical and architectural monuments, construction of transport highways, national costumes and ceremonies — all of this, along with many other things, compose a panorama of Russia and its many faces, captured by the best photographers of their day.
The works of famous masters of photographic art of the latter half of the 19th century: Ivan Barshchevsky, the Boissonas & Eggler photographic studio, Maxim Dmitriev, Dmitry Ermakov, William Carrick, Alfred Lorens, Count Nostitz, Jacob Leizinger and many others — being historically accurate and artistically expressive, convey the lifestyle diversity of the population of the Russian state in the latter half of the 19th century.
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