Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

The man, the photographer – Sergei Borisov, was born into a “slave” family. Until 1861, slavery was legal in Russia in the form of serfdom. He was forced to work since an early age, until later he was freed and moved away to Barnaul where he found his passion in photography and opened his own photo studio. As time passed by, it became the biggest and most popular studio in town, so he had enough money to go on a trip to the Altai mountains and he brought back over 1500 photos from there.

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Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A Kazakh on a horse with a golden eagle

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A Kazakh woman in a wedding dress

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A group of Kazakh people near their house – a yurt

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Inside the Kazakh yurt

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

An Altai man in his national dress.

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

An Altai woman in her national dress

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Altai people near their house, those houses were called “Chaadir”

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

An Altai shaman with a tambourine in front of a “Chaadir” house

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A chaadir house in the Altai mountains, surrounded by rocks

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A village in the Altai mountains

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

“Kamishla” waterfall

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

“Rossypnoi” waterfall near Belukha mountain

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A road for a caravan of horses to pass the mountains

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A caravan of horses travelling through the mountains

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

The Katun river valley

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A ferry on the Katun river

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A boat made from a hollowed out tree on the Katun river

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A lake near the Belukha mountain

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A cascade waterfall near the Katun river

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

A Belukha mountain and a Katunski glacier

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

Color Photos of 1907-1911 Altai Mountains of Russia

The photographer’s tent near Katun river, with a view to the Kapchal glaciers.

There are more photos from this expedition, and this post will be continued later.

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