7 They Look Like They Live Today

They Look Like They Live Today

Posted on February 4, 2013 by team


…But they died 200 years ago. So these photographs are really unique.

Maxim P. Dmitriev was a Russian photographer of the XIX-XXth centuries, founder of the  photojournalismt genre, member of the Russian Photographic Society.

He was a talented person who travelled to all cities near the big Volga river, he took pictures of Volga landscapes, cities, everyday scenes and people. His works were awarded in Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and New York.

Wood splitters.

Canteen in a village Bolshoi Murashkin.

Merchant Oznobishin.

The first Russian car designed by E. Yakovlev and P. Freze.

Military commissioner Orlov, 1928.

General Voitsekhovsky.

At the market 1897.

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7 Responses to “They Look Like They Live Today”

  1. christo says:

    we are lucky that today we have so many facilities and things that help us more save to survive

  2. Maesrobert says:

    Interesting to think that Gorky may have mingled with the tramps in Nizhny Novgorod, since he was from there. BTW, photography was only invented in the 1830s, so the 200 years should probably have been 100.

  3. Osip says:

    Razors must have been in short supply in those times.

  4. Fred Johnson says:

    “General view of the market”, looks flooded to me.
    And the photo of a group of merchants, they all look related.

  5. Dmitri says:

    My roots

  6. Cedre says:

    2013 – 1897 = 116

  7. Yaroslav says:

    Would anyone explain to me, why Ukrainian nationalists held a 1st of May rally in NIZHNY NOVGOROD? WTF?

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