Coloured Pictures of Old Moscow, Part II

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Some more photographs made by Branson DeCou during his trip to Moscow in 1931 and later colored with aniline dyes. Very atmospheric pictures. Enjoy!

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The Second Moscow Art Theatre (then Central Children’s Theatre)

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Birzhevaya square.

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Annunciation Cathedral (Blagoveshchensky Sobor) in the Kremlin.

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The Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Sokolniki.

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The Kremlin from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge.

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Moskvoretskaya Street and Vasilyevsky descent from the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge.

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The Vladimir Gate in Lubyanka square.

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Perhaps the interior of the TORGSIN (a foreign currency shop).

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The Iversky Gate.

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The Faceted Chamber and the famous Red Porch.

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The GUM supermarket.

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A demonstration along Krasnoprudnaya Street.

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A carter on Strominka Street.

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The Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

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Red Square.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. “The station of fire propaganda”.

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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

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Sverdlov Square.

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Pyatnitsa Street and St. Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Church.

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Soviet Square.

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Sokolniki. The Green Theater.

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Strastnaya Square.

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The Sukharev Tower.

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Tverskaya Square.

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Torgsin.

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Kuznetsky Most Street.

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The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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Inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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St. Nicholas Church.

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TSUM (Central Universal Department store).

via wikimedia

8 thoughts on “Coloured Pictures of Old Moscow, Part II”

  1. The Cathdral of Christ the Saviour was then dynamited by the communists… As most of the churches seen in this report.

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    • Stalin had his flunkies Kaganovich and Khrushchev oversee the demolitions when they were the Moscow city bosses.

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  2. Nice pics, indeed. Good coloring job. However, these pictures must have been taken after 1931. Notice the swastika on the figure in the park. The Nazis didn’t come to power until 1933 Also saw the year 1937 referenced in a sign about a museum. So my guess is the pics may have been taken around 1938.

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