Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Well of course those are not actual photos but rather paintings of Russian artist Vasili Petrov. He lived in 19th century and his main topic was a life of people around him, so his art wasn’t only valued for its cultural form but also for historical expression. And here we have some of his brightest works. Like a first one above is called “Arrival of the main police officer to the investigation, 1957”. Here are some more pics:

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

An Easter village procession 1861.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Tea drinking ceremony in Mytischi near Moscow, 1862.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

“A Diletant” 1862.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Orphaned kids at a cemetery.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Farewell of the dead man. 1865.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A line near the pool (probably to get the water). 1866.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A teacher arrives to live to the house of the rich merchant. 1866.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

“Clean Monday” – day of the week when people were going to Banya – Bathing house. 1866.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

“Troika” – three apprentices bring water to their master. 1868.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

At the road side 1868.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

“A self studying janitor” – probably teaches himself to read. 1868.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Going to Troitsky-Sergeev monastery 1870.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Sleeping kids. 1870.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

“Girl night out before the wedding, going to Banya (bathing house)”. 1870.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Hunters at the rest. 1871.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A Grandfather and his grand kid. 1871.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A fisherman 1871.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A professional criminal 1873.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A botanical scientist 1874.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A janitor giving a room to a lady. 1878.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

A crazy man. 1879.

Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]

Fishermen 1879.

And that’s it. Seeing this pics you can understand that life was not that easy back in 19th century.

 

5 thoughts on “Life on Russian People in 19th Century [photos]”

  1. Well, life in Russia today in 2018 is much the same. Just add cars and different clothes……its almost identical.

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  2. Wonderful post! An artist I have not seen before who gives us a better than photographic look at a time gone past. As the poster said, “Life was hard” (and then you died!) I enjoyed it very much – thank you for your work.

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  3. Russians still gather strength from their perceived suffering.
    I had a cold several years ago and my friend in Russia told me the go outside, run around the house 3 times and I would feel better. This is how they think.

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