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Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness

Juan D. Pire-Franco

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii began his journey to capture all of Russia in color images on behalf of the czar in 1909. Since 1905 the color photography pioneer had planned to systematically document the empire with the color photography technique he had developed in order to give all Russians, particularly schoolchildren, a deeper connection to their country.

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