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June 24, 2011

Full Color Photos Of The Russian Empire During The Early Twentieth Century

Between 1909 and 1912, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii embarked on a photographic survey of the Russian Empire. His technique of using a specialized camera that caught images in rapid succession with red, blue, and green filters allowed them to be later recombined and run through filtered lanterns to create "near true color" photos. I don't completely grasp all that, but these pictures speak for themselves.

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