Women’s Life in Tsarist Russia

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In Russia there is an old saying: “Women’s life is short”. Although, it’s considered that women live longer than men. Why did this saying appear then? To find it out, let’s have a look at these photos of the Russian Empire’s time…

Жатва в поле. Владимирская губерния. 1910-е годы | Фото: Сергей Лобовиков

1910s

Донские казачки поливают огороды, 1875-1876 гг. | Фото: Иван Болдырев

1875-1876

Привoлжские аcтраханcкие степи, 1912-1913 гг․. | Фото: Захарий Виноградов

1912-1913

Казачка чинит окно. Цимлянская станица, 1875-1876 гг. | Фото: Иван Болдырев

1875-1876

Заготовка кизяка | Фото: Иван Болдырев

 

Бурлачки тянут баржу на реке Суре в Нижегородской губернии, 1910г. | Фото З.З. Виноградов

1910

Фото: Сергей Лобовиков, 1916 г.

1916

Фото: Уильям Каррик, 1860-1870 гг

1860-1870

Портомойня на Енисее. Начало 1900-х гг. | Источник: Государственный архив Красноярского края

Early  1900s

Ткацкий стан-кросна в с. Верхне-Усинском, 1916 г.| Источник: Государственный архив Красноярского края

1916

Фото: Франц Грассер

Проводы пoкoйнuка на клaдбuщe. Архангельская обл.

 

10 thoughts on “Women’s Life in Tsarist Russia”

  1. It’s tough when you do not have basics like shoes.

    A woman’s life has always been hard. My mother used to rinse my diapers in the toilet and then wash them by hand in the kitchen sink.

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  2. Very interesting. Why did they not use the wheel? Most of the hard task here could be solved by wheels. It would have avoided a lot of hard and useless work for these people.

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  3. Pretty bleak existence. No one looks the slightest bit happy in any of the photos. It’s shameful how women were treated back in that time. Thanks for the history lesson.

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  4. I would really like to know what’s going on in the 7th photo from the top where the women appear to be tied together and pulling something? What’s the guy standing there with the big stick doing?

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  5. I would really like to know what’s going on in the 7th photo from the top where the women appear to be tied together and pulling something? What’s the guy standing there with the big stick doing?

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