Photographs dated the end of the XIX – beginning of the XX century.
Man, so even the girls were trained young then.
Pure beauty. (I do hope some of these lovelies were radicals)
Must have been a miserable time, no one is smiling.
alot of nostalgia in those pics.
Those are beautiful old pictures
Beautiful russian girls.
This is awesome. Love old photos of Russia.
There must not have been much to smile about in those days…
Pretty girls, nonetheless!
Photography was a serious event in an ordinary person’s life. Look at any 19th century photography from any land and count the smiles… you won’t find many…(in addition, the toll of tooth decay-pre-fluoridation- and CULTURE precluded many people from showing their teeth)
I love these interpretations, but no, they weren’t dead-serious bc of their hard-knock life.
The exposure time was just too long to maintain a smile on your face for such a long time, os it was required to look more or less neutral.
There is an eery feeling to look at the photoes
knowing that all these beuatiful high school girls
are long gone…horrible Civil War, WW2, famines.
Some faces are so familiar…girls next door.
Russian girls always beautiful…..
Almost all intelligent and educated people were killed by the Bolsheviks.
Nice collection. For me, the winner is the first photo of a class with a priest – check the expressions
Gymnasium is Greek word.Γυμνάσιο from Γυμναστική.
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