Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

We have already showed you photos of Moscow taken in 1909. Let us see the way the city was changed in 22 years. The photos below were taken in 1931 by Branson DeCou, a traveller, and were later colored with aniline ink.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Viewing the Kremlin from the Great Stone Bridge.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Viewing the Kremlin from the Moskvoretski bridge.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The view of Moskvoretskaya street from the Moskvoretski bridge.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The Faceted Chamber.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The Annunciation Cathedral.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Red Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

GUM.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The Voskresensky gates.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Theater Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

TsUM (Central Universal Department Store).

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Central Children’s Theater.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Kuznetsky Bridge Street.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Okhotny Ryad.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Soviet Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Agitation on Soviet Square: The 5-year plan ensures tremendous amplitude of socialistic construction.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Soviet Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Strastnaya Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Tverskaya Zastava.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Inside the Cathedral.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Novodevichi Convent.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Pyatnitskaya Street.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Church of the Resurrection in the Kremlin.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Gorky Park.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Museum exhibit of 1937.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Station of fire-extinguishing propaganda.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

The Vladimir Gate on Lubyanka square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Recreation center.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

School of communism.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moiseevskaya Square. The view of future Manezh Square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Old districts of Moscow.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Foreign photographers.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

A foreigner is surrounded by the Muscovites.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Selling drinks – kvass and fruit-drink.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Best service – to workers!

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Demonstration.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Queues on Pyatnitskaya Street.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Birzhevaya square.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Sokolniki, Green Theater.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Soyuzpechat Agency (National Publishing Company).

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

A parking lot next to Leningrad railway station.

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou

Factory Kitchen.

Location: Moscow

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10 thoughts on “Moscow of 1931 In Photos Of Branson DeCou”

  1. Very impressive collection of photographs.Glimpse of long passed life frozen in time.I wonder if any of those people survived and still living..Was surprised that Kremlin Spassky tower had still tsarist two headed eagle on it in 1931.
    And looks like Stalin’s cult of personality had not taken hold yet. I saw only one potarait of him in the streets.

  2. Nothing much has changed except the cars !!

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Kuznetsky+Bridge+Street+rusia&hl=en&ll=55.761545,37.621865&spn=0.000024,0.026071&sll=-25.165173,135.703125&sspn=46.161121,77.255859&hnear=Ulitsa+Kuznetskiy+Most,+Moskva,+Russia&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=55.761551,37.61826&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=po-3179396

    • This is not Nazi but Mannerheim, leader of Finland. Finns used swastika as their symbol too. Finland broke away off Russia during October Revolution and this statue says that whoever want to go back under Moscow rule will be hanged.

  3. Nice, nice… this Moscow is GONE. Now it’s a polluted, disgusting, overcrowded, nasty ant-house. I don’t wish to visit my homeplace again, too heartbreaking.

  4. Interesting how so many buildings look very modern, as if they were built in the 80s. Even the fonts on the fascades look modern. “Stolovaya” looks like it’s been built 20 years ago, I swear.

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