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The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
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Thought you may enjoy these which were all digitally restored by the Library of Congress, the color is amazing.

http://memory.loc.gov/pp/prokhtml/prokabt.html

The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer's sons in 1948.

Born in Murom, Vladimir Province, Russia (originally believed to be St. Petersburg) in 1863 and educated as a chemist, Prokudin-Gorskii devoted his career to the advancement of photography. He studied with renowned scientists in St. Petersburg, Berlin, and Paris. His own original research yielded patents for producing color film slides and for projecting color motion pictures. Around 1907 Prokudin-Gorskii envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advancements that had been made in color photography to systematically document the Russian Empire. Through such an ambitious project, his ultimate goal was to educate the schoolchildren of Russia with his "optical color projections" of the vast and diverse history, culture, and modernization of the empire. Outfitted with a specially equipped railroad car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II, and in possession of two permits that granted him access to restricted areas and cooperation from the empire's bureaucracy, Prokudin-Gorskii documented the Russian Empire around 1907 through 1915. He conducted many illustrated lectures of his work. Prokudin-Gorskii left Russia in 1918, after the Russian Revolution, and eventually settled in Paris, where he died in 1944.

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Re: The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
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Here's a nice 3-Ton Packard Truck:
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Posted on: 2009/9/3 19:09
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Re: The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
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Posted on: 2009/9/3 19:21
REMEMBERING BRAD BERRY MY PACKARD TEACHER
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Re: The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
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Early Snow-Tires? Interesting they are only on the back for traction.

Posted on: 2009/9/3 19:29
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