Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

These are some old pictures of peasants who lived in the 19th-20th centuries in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Most of them were taken during an expedition to Yenisei Province in West Siberia, which began in 1911 under the direction of a museum worker. Its aim was to explore and photograph the culture and everyday life of the people who lived there.

This very picture was taken in 1916.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

This is a peasant of Yenisei Province. The picture was taken in 1920s.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A photo of two elderly peasants with a chapel in the background, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Elderly women wearing thier holiday clothes, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A peasant family, 1905. The stairs are covered with hand-made rugs.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Another peasant family on a holiday, 1912.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A family of old timers and Old Believers in Yenisei Province.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A rich peasant family, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Teenagers, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Young peasant men standing in front of the barn, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasant girls in their holiday clothes, 1912.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasant men wearing their everyday working clothes, standing near a sleigh, with a mill in the background.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A miner in his holiday clothes, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

The superviser of the mine. The picture was taken in 1887.

Supervisers’ job was to supervise the work and accept gold from the workers. This kind of shirt was very popular among miners of that time. High-heeled boots were in fashion in 1880-1890 too. A hat and a watch hanging on a chain or a string, were a luxury showing the status of their owner.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A country teacher with her family, 1916.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A medical assistant and a convict man, 34, who has covered a distance of 40 versts (50 kilometers) on foot, when the temperature in the street was 30 degreed below zero. 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A potter, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Fishing pollan at a lake.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A peasant woman going to check her rods, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Fisherman. 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

These two man have killed a deer. The beginning of the 20th century.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A peasant hunter. 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A hunter with his dog, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

In the yard, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Flax pressing, 1910s.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Washing up in the Yenisei River, 1990s.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Women doing their washing. Reproduction. 1990s.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

String twisting, 1914.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Tobacco harvesting, 1916.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A woman and her weaver’s loom, 1916.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasants making brooms. The 19th-20th century.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Peasants dancing. 1913-1914.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Playing a game. 1990s.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A running contest between a man and a horse, 1904.

The contest took place at one of the streets of the village. The pole marked the starting line. People in the background were supporters or just onlookers. The course was not too long and had a 180-degree-turn, allowing the man to win from time to time.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

Migrant peasants. 1990s.

In the beginning of the 20th century, there was a big migration wave from western parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, to Siberia.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A migrant Ukrainian woman. The 19th-20th centuries.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A Ukrainian woman, 1911.

Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos

A wedding day. 1913.

Location: Krasnoyarsk Territory

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17 thoughts on “Peasant Everyday Life, Retro Photos”

  1. Wonderful photographs! Life was a lot different back then, but the people appear healthy and happy (if rather serious in front of the camera)

  2. I can only imagine how things went for some of these Kulaks and their children with shining eyes, when the weather changed for the worse, in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

    Glorious pictures of a world that is irrevocably gone, never to return.

    Thank you English Russia for posting them.

  3. Fabulous photographs.I really wonder if the people where happier then just trying to survive and get the basic necessities of life.A simple but hard existence.

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