15 Caucasia and Transcaucasia: Ethnic Photos From the XIX Century

Caucasia and Transcaucasia: Ethnic Photos From the XIX Century

Posted on July 13, 2012 by team

Dmitry I. Ermakov (1845—1916) was a Russian photographer, orientalist, ethnographer. He was travelling much and took a lot of interesting ethnic photos of Caucasia and Transcaucasia.

Asian lunch in a dukhan

Aralykh. Blind man’s buff game

Akhtani – entrance to the church

Women from Borchaly ahorse

Elisavetopol. Lezghins grinding sabres.

Elisavetopol. Sale of clay capacities.

Elisavetopol. Bakery

In the Kuban region

In the Kuban region

In the Kuban region



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15 Responses to “Caucasia and Transcaucasia: Ethnic Photos From the XIX Century”

  1. geoff says:

    love the old pictures. Could not really get a picture of anything that was moving at any sort of speed in those days.

    The “game” in the second or third photo of ‘Blind man’s buff’ has a more sinister look about it than just blokes having fun.

  2. Mercal says:

    Wool head armaments would have to stink and be full of lice bugs. Need to sell them soap.

  3. skopeil says:

    Prince Ovaljani’s hair was awesome!!

  4. post soviet says:

    very precious pictures

    every era has its own sharm

  5. sst says:

    Just awesome pictures. I suppose the concept of bathing wasnt known to some of these people!

  6. Daniel says:

    Fantastic pictures! It couldn’t be more interesting if they were pictures of the inhabitants of another planet!

  7. Maria van Overbeek says:

    Stunning ! And so beautiful !
    Had no idea that such a world ever existed !

  8. petrohof says:

    greek worker has become oxymoron

  9. Liptonius says:

    In three pics, “In the Kuban area(2)”, “Prince Ovaljani, 1890″, and “Alexandropol, Cossack and a horse”, the gentlemen have a row of cylindrical objects across the chest of their tunics.

    What are these? Cartridges? Cigars?

    I have seen them for years and always wondered, as firearms don’t seem to be evident.

  10. Sergei says:

    Look at the sixth picture from the bottom, he has a gun. The cylindrical objects could be ready made gun powder cartridges for faster reloading. They do seem quite big, but the quality might have been poor, the bullet not quite fitting in the bore etc. etc.

  11. ivanna benderova says:

    I guess someone laughed at Prince Ovaljanis hair so he made them all wear shag carpet hats as punishment.

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