12 Life In Russia More Than 100 Years Ago

Life In Russia More Than 100 Years Ago

Posted on January 15, 2013 by team

We have already shown you the photos of tsarist Russia taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Color photos of that period are a unique heritage. But there was another classic photographer whose photos were not less precious. It’s Maxim Dmitriev. But as opposed to Prokudin-Gorsky he showed different Russia to us, which was not so perfect for being on postcards.

People dine out in the village of Pralevka. 1891-1892.

People are sick with typhoid in the city of Knyaginin.

1891-1892. The doctor visits the patient sick with typhoid.

Loaning bread to peasants in Knyaginin.


The fair in Nizhny Novgorod during the flood.

It’s the general view of the fair.

The machinery hall of the All-Russian Art and Design Exhibition. 1896.

It’s a movie thater “Magic World”.

Bells at the fair.


More stories:

Click here to read next random post from English Russia

12 Responses to “Life In Russia More Than 100 Years Ago”

  1. Nobody says:

    Much better than life with Putin.

    • Tiger says:

      At least the cities were not crawling with “workers” from the muslim republics…the revolution was Russia´s biggest mistake and it still pays for it.

  2. Patriot says:

    Just wondering…the ere is a picture markied “Loaning Bread”. Do the peasants have to give it back? :)

    • Tiger says:

      No, they did what most of still do when they use a credit card: buy now – pay later ; quite common also in Western Europe until the 1950s/60s

  3. (r)evolutionist says:

    “People are sick with typhoid in the city of Knyaginin.” Realism.

    • Tiger says:

      Typhoid was a problem until the end of the second world war. In order to cure it you need antibiotics which were invented by Alexander Fleming during the second world war.

  4. Tolis says:

    The photo of “Alexander’s bridge across the Volga in Syzran, 1894” is amazing!!!

  5. mark says:

    wondering if they were all true christian or not

  6. yo argentino says:

    Ahora entiendo porque se concreto la revolución de 1917 octubre
    Now I understand why the revolution took shape in October 1917

  7. nostalgic says:

    Amazing! its a pleasure to see this kind of photos. Heck! the world is changing so fast! Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

  • Random Post