These retro photos of Russian sailors made in 1893 were taken from the Library of Congress. The quality is unbelievably good!
Their sweatshirts are nice!
I love it, the old photos, the post. Thanks.
Yes,1893 it is, dated by the portrait of Tsar Alexander III. His reign would end in a year with his death by nephritis. And looking at these pics reminds me of the socialist sailors on the Battleship Potemkin in another 12 years.
Russia in czar times were beutifull.. before criminals came to power
This was what, 13 years before the Japanese kicked their butt?
The first picture is the original Village People.
It would be interesting to know exactly where these these photos where taken and what the special event was.
Hampton Rhodes, VA, 400th anniversary of Columbus making it to the new world,
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