Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Here we have a booklet called “Album of Russian Top Beauties”. Famous actresses, media personalities and wives of rich men – all gathered togethered. The only catch here is that it was published in 1904, so your perception of beauty and attractiveness might have changed greatly over the last 112 years. Want to test yourself to see if you still find those Russian Top Ladies attractive? Girls from many parts of the Russian Empire are listed – Polish girls and Swedish girls (Finnish-Swedish), Jewish and Ukrainian and even Buryatian (which is indigenous SIberia). Take a look!

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

An actress.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Just ladies.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

No caption here!Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Three more actresses.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

The second photo is Lady Dalskaia (whoever she was), but the first photo is just captioned by her nationality, “A Georgian”.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

And now two more ladies with generic names. “A Pole (Poland nationality)” and “An Odessian”.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Ukrainian lady and a Polish lady.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

An actress and a ballerina.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Belarusian girl and an Actress.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Crimean Tatar and a Ukrainian beauty.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Finnish girl and a Jewish girl. This what the caption says.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Finnish-Swedish girl and an Actress.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

“Russian actress” and “Moldavian girl”

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Those two are Ukrainians from different part of the region.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A Cossack lady and a Ukrainian.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Polish and Jewish ladies.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A “Russian-Romanian” and again a Finnish-Swedish lady.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

An actress and a Belarusian girl.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A “Russian-Greek girl” and German (probably Russian-German).

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Here it gets even more complicated. A “Belarusian Jewish Girl” and a “Volga River Girl”.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

A “Girl from Buryatia” and a girl from the shores of the White Sea.

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

And the last page of the edition contains subscription details for the newspaper for the year 1905.

Hope you enjoyed those pictures.

7 thoughts on “Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904”

  1. Just two things:
    1) Our beauty standards have changed A LOT in 100 years or so…
    2) That’s album of the old Russian Empire. It was so diverse.

  2. amazing to see the variety of costumes, hair styles, jewelry, hats on these beautiful women. also to see the curl on the forehead on top of page 4 woman, desired for the next 30 years of beauty! Imagine the lives they lived.
    spaceba!!

  3. Is there any logical reason as to why all these images couldn’t be posted on one single page? Having to click through two images at a time is extremely annoying. I just can’t be bothered. Sorry.

  4. Very interesting!
    The look are much more voluptuous back then, rather than malnourished with todays look.
    German Russian lady reminds me of Engela Merkal. A real battle axe face!
    I think prettiest are Kossack, Belorussian, Russian & jewish ladies. Most interesting is Buryatia lady. What a costume.

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