2 45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Andrey

A collection of very atmospheric photos of Imperial Russia. Must see set! Most photos are with caption, like the one above is:

A starving year in Nizhny Novgorod Governorate 1891-1892

People canteen in village Pralevka of Lukoyanovsky County. 1891-1892.

Doctor Reshetilov examines the patient with typhus Kuzma Kashin in village Nakrusov. 1891-1892.

Lending bread to peasants in Knyagin. 1891-1892.

Patients with typhoid in Knyagin. 1891-1892.

Hut of a Tartar Salovatov in the village Kadomka of Sergachsky County. 1891-1892.

Nizhny Novgorod Fair 1896

Theatre Square of Nizhny Novgorod Fair during flood.

General view of the fair from Spassky Staroyarmarochny Cathedral.

Engine Department of All-Russian Artistic and Industrial Exhibition. 1896

Samokatskaya Square. Cinema “Magical World”.

Bell rows at the fair.

Figner Theatre.

General view of Lubochnye Ryady and Mesсherskoye lake.

Christian Rus 1891–1904

Wanderer in Seraphimo-Diveevsky convent. 1904

Abbot of the Pomors chapel in Semenov Country. 1897

Types of churchwomen in Seraphimo-Ponetaevsky convent. 1904

Seeing off the icon of Our Lady of Oranopole from Nizhny Novgorod to Monastery of Virgin of Oranopole.

Sacred spring in the Sarovskv Monastery.

Meeting of the Old Believers in Nizhny Novgorod.

The Mordvins churchwomen heading to Seraphimo-Diveevsky convent. 1904

Laying the city mosque in Nizhny Novgorod. 1902

Wanderers on the way to Sarovsky Monastery.

Olenevsky skete. Senior choir singers. 1897

Seraphimo-Ponetaevsky convent. View of the monastery pond and the Hospital church.

Seeing off the icon of Our Lady of Oranopole from Nizhny Novgorod to Monastery of Virgin of Oranopole. 45×55 cm. Detail.

Blagoveschensky Kerzhensky Monastery of common faith. Ascetic monk. 1897

Volga region 1894-1904

Drying nets.

Lake Vselug. Shirokovskiy churchyard.

Spoons bazaar in Semenov. 1897

Types of the Old Believers. Sharpansky skete in Semenovsky County. 1897

Group of the Old Believers. Village Kuznetsovо in Semenovsky County.

View of the Volga from Bashmenskaya hill. 50×60 cm. Detail.

Caravan of ships on the Volga near Yaroslavl. 1894. 30×40 cm.

Spoon production. Finishing the spoon shank. 1897

Ostashkovsky fishermen.

Sluda. View of the bank of the Oka.

Alexandrovsky bridge across the Volga in Syzran. 1894

Nizhny Novgorod 1912-1914

View of the mountainous part of Nizhny Novgorod from the left bank of the Oka. 45×55 cm. Detail.

View of the boat bridge and the mountainous part of Nizhny Novgorod.

Fist fight next to the night shelter of N.A. Bugrov.

“Tramps” from Nizhny Novgorod

In the operating room of the State Bank. 1913

Square in front of the Romodanovsky station.

In the hall of the City Court.

“Tramps” from Nizhny Novgorod

Maxim Dmitriyev


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2 Responses to “45 genre photos of pre-revolutionary Russia”

  1. Marko says:

    Pilgrims not wanderers is the word for
    people visiting holly places.

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