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Author:jc
email: jc@rugkazbah.com
Thu, Jun 14th, 2007 10:34:57 AM
Topic: Recently Discovered Color Photos of Russia

The internet is a wonderful resource, and today while searching for new articles we came across a collection of photographs made circa 1905-1915.

Below is a short synopsis of how this collection was made and recently came into public view.

We searched thru the archive to see if there were any photos related to Turkmen weaving and found the following few examples.

While they are not very interesting for our study of historic Turkmen rugs, they are worth viewing nonetheless.

“Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii(1863-1944) invented a clever camera that shot three black and white negatives through red, green, and blue filters in rapid succession.

While there was no way to create a color photographic print at the time, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii developed a triple projector that would project the three transparent plates through red, green, and blue filters to reconstruct the color view.

Modern technology now allows those century old color photographs to be reconstructed, and a full-color peek into Russia at the dawn of the 20th century.”

The collection in its entirety can be viewed at this URL:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/






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