8 Coloured Pictures of Old Moscow, Part II

Coloured Pictures of Old Moscow, Part II

Posted on May 27, 2011 by team

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Some more photographs made by Branson DeCou during his trip to Moscow in 1931 and later colored with aniline dyes. Very atmospheric pictures. Enjoy!

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The Second Moscow Art Theatre (then Central Children’s Theatre)

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Birzhevaya square.


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8 Responses to “Coloured Pictures of Old Moscow, Part II”

  1. TheGenuineDon says:

    The Cathdral of Christ the Saviour was then dynamited by the communists… As most of the churches seen in this report.

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      Stalin had his flunkies Kaganovich and Khrushchev oversee the demolitions when they were the Moscow city bosses.

  2. zjoske says:

    love those old pictures, espexcially the colours

  3. mukmika says:

    Really like these old pictures. Would have been just as good without colour. Nice post.

  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Nice pics, indeed. Good coloring job. However, these pictures must have been taken after 1931. Notice the swastika on the figure in the park. The Nazis didn’t come to power until 1933 Also saw the year 1937 referenced in a sign about a museum. So my guess is the pics may have been taken around 1938.

  5. Frankie says:

    The photographer has managed to capture an interesting period of transition between Monarchy and Communism.

  6. Kent_Diego says:

    Great pictures. The streets look much cleaner than I would expect.

  7. JohnT. says:

    Ruined by the semi-literate captions.

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