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.
Peasant girls in their holiday clothes, 1912.
Peasant men wearing their everyday working clothes, standing near a sleigh, with a mill in the background.
A miner in his holiday clothes, 1911.
The superviser of the mine. The picture was taken in 1887.
Supervisers’ job was to supervise the work and accept gold from the workers. This kind of shirt was very popular among miners of that time. High-heeled boots were in fashion in 1880-1890 too. A hat and a watch hanging on a chain or a string, were a luxury showing the status of their owner.