These are some old pictures of peasants who lived in the 19th-20th centuries in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Most of them were taken during an expedition to Yenisei Province in West Siberia, which began in 1911 under the direction of a museum worker. Its aim was to explore and photograph the culture and everyday life of the people who lived there.
This very picture was taken in 1916.
This is a peasant of Yenisei Province. The picture was taken in 1920s.
A photo of two elderly peasants with a chapel in the background, 1911.
Elderly women wearing thier holiday clothes, 1911.
A peasant family, 1905. The stairs are covered with hand-made rugs.
Another peasant family on a holiday, 1912.
A family of old timers and Old Believers in Yenisei Province.
A rich peasant family, 1911.
Young peasant men standing in front of the barn, 1911.