Maksim Dmitriev was born in 1858 in Tambov province. At the age of 15 he became an apprentice of the famous photographer of that time - M.P. Nastiukov, where he obtained basic knowledge about the art of photography. He became famous at the beginning of the 90-s of the XIX century after representation of the exposition called "Bad harvest in Nizhny Novgorod region", where he showed ruined
villages and sick and starving peasants. With this exposition he became the founder of the photo report genre in Russia. Rural dining house on the picture above. 1891-1892. See also: Color Post Cards of Russian Empire 100 Years Ago Russian People 100 Years Ago in Color Russia 100 Years War on Terror? Color Photos of Russian Churches 100 Years Ago and Today
We've also told about Soviet promotional posters intended for the foreign tourists and visitors. Here are more of them. The author of this collection, David Levine, says that "Russia in the period before
the mid 1930s employed some brilliant graphic design in its arts, propaganda and newspapers and magazines". Is that true? Just look at these travel brochures, booklets and luggage labels.