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Russia 1896 of the year: photos in color

In 1896, a photographer from the Czech Republic, Frantisek Kratki, arrived in Czarist Russia. Initially, he was supposed to capture the coronation of Nicholas II, but more than Frantisek was struck by the Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod. We offer you to dive into that era, get acquainted with the life and people of that time.
Russia 1896 of the year: photos in color


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  1. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 10 October 2014 09: 37
    The beauty! As if moved for a moment in those years ...
    1. jjj
      jjj 10 October 2014 13: 28
      At first I did not recognize the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. Stupidly looked at the Rostral column and realized that it was in the background. Until his gaze rested on the corner structure of the Admiralty. And then he only realized that right behind the column was the Winter Palace.
      In general, how strikingly different are the robes of the public in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
      Continue publishing, extremely interesting
    2. mark2
      mark2 10 October 2014 18: 52
      Check out the doc. Parfenov's film "The Color of the Nation" (dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky and the 100th anniversary of 1913). They showed a bunch of different color photographs of the early 20th century. pre-revolutionary and compared with what was left of those buildings that are captured in the photographs.
  2. reality
    reality 10 October 2014 09: 57
    This series always fascinates me. I like to look at people's faces and represent them in the modern world. There are more humanity on their faces, but also a naughty thing))) Everywhere there are heaps of manure — a waste of time) Does it seem to me alone that the average height of people is less than now, or does baggy clothing just give such an effect?
    1. yegor_k
      yegor_k 10 October 2014 11: 35
      Some say that there were fewer people, but according to the recollections of the inhabitants of Paris, our Cossacks seemed to them giants in 1813 ...
      And about the faces, yes ... If a person is confident in himself and he feels the strength behind him, it is precisely such a face that he will have - calm, with a direct look.
    2. garlik
      garlik 10 October 2014 15: 22
      Where did you humanity see an eccentric man wassat
  3. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 10 October 2014 09: 58
    awesome shots! thank ! good
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 10 October 2014 10: 12
    They recalled the film "Cruel Romance". Cool photos. good
  5. Stoler
    Stoler 10 October 2014 10: 39
    Thank you for a real journey into the past! yes
  6. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 10 October 2014 10: 54
    Very pleased!
  7. Prutkov
    Prutkov 10 October 2014 11: 02
    The last two photos, it seems - Khodynka.
  8. prishelec
    prishelec 10 October 2014 11: 13
    On one photo is a homeless person or a drunkard or something)). Photos are cool!
  9. Sannybig
    Sannybig 10 October 2014 11: 19
    Good photos, no McDonald's, but our simple tea and beer pubs, grace.
  10. virm
    virm 10 October 2014 11: 20
    Cities are clearly cleaner than they are now. Accurate or something. More fit for people.
    1. jjj
      jjj 10 October 2014 13: 29
      Not everyone was allowed into the center of St. Petersburg and especially to Nevsky
      1. Ptah
        Ptah 10 October 2014 14: 10
        Especially on "Eid al-Adha" ... laughing
  11. yegor_k
    yegor_k 10 October 2014 11: 37
    On the ninth photo, just a handsome hero, but on the 14th I just wanted to move.
    1. lukke
      lukke 10 October 2014 23: 18
      In the ninth photo, just a handsome hero
      there was also a spellbinder — two crosses and three medals — the face seemed to be young (by our standards), but the left side was covered in scars or burns, not a bit spoiling it. Bright Russian face! And the Anglo-Sracks in their bear caps are now in my view smoking bamboo aside. Photos to the archive)
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  12. skate44
    skate44 10 October 2014 11: 47
    But it seemed to me that, on the contrary, the people were taller and the peasants looked like peasants, but they can’t take them into the army now because of a lack of weight. The growth of the hero Ilya Muromets was only 165 cm, so that growth.
  13. Genzilla
    Genzilla 10 October 2014 12: 27
    all in hats, so you go out without a bowler hat, so they look like a subhuman)
  14. Buchki
    Buchki 10 October 2014 12: 35
    I noticed a woman in a hat in one of the photographs (the eighth shot from above) - surprisingly, but the length of the dress on her is such that she covers her knees a little. Strange, not at all in the spirit of that time ...
    1. yegor_k
      yegor_k 10 October 2014 13: 30
      Yes, really ... what foreigner can?
      1. Ptah
        Ptah 10 October 2014 14: 08
        Great-grandmother of one of the "pusek" or "femen"? laughing what
  15. Ptah
    Ptah 10 October 2014 13: 08
    Saracens and Araps - not detected ....
  16. yegor_k
    yegor_k 10 October 2014 13: 39
    In general, the spirit of that time is well reflected in this article:

    Note from the journal "Science and Life" No. 6 for 2014:

    No flasher in New York
    Count S.V. Witte, who visited the United States in 1905, where negotiations with the Japanese about peace were arranged on neutral ground, said: “When I was moving around the city, I was guarded by a police agent in plain clothes. Once in New York we were driving along the street in a car , extremely cluttered with carriages and trams. Suddenly a policeman standing at an intersection stopped all traffic to give me a pass. It turned out that my bodyguard gave him a sign by unbuttoning his coat, under which a special badge hung. Seeing this badge, the police officer waved his hand, and that's it. They obeyed him. All traffic was stopped so that I could pass. "
    In describing this incident that struck him, the count each time added: “Just think, like a democratic country! nobody listened to us. "
  17. Turkir
    Turkir 10 October 2014 14: 09
    Great, thanks.
    Girl from the category of "emancipation". Most likely a student. This is an assumption.
  18. igordok
    igordok 10 October 2014 14: 09
    In vain retouch the pictures. B / w photos have their own color. A selection of photos is interesting. Thank.
  19. garlik
    garlik 10 October 2014 15: 16
    How much is not functional space, especially in St. Petersburg! But in general, the sight is wretched. Poverty and poverty. Where are the faces, Faces are bad. The great socialist revolution is straightforward and that’s all
  20. Wheel
    Wheel 10 October 2014 15: 19
    So these are not naturally colored photographs, but black and white painted with aniline dyes.
    But still good.
  21. Internal combustion engine
    Internal combustion engine 10 October 2014 15: 21
    Over the nineteenth century, mankind has made a tremendous leap in its development. If, for example, you take an individual from 1814 and put him in 1914, then the ent individual will faint from the incredible things he saw. Machine guns, cars, airplanes, telegraph, telephone, radio, electric lighting, steam locomotives, steamboats, etc. All this was not at the beginning of the XIX century. But if you place an individual from 1914 to 2014, then fainting will not happen. It will be only a surprise. In fact, from the new that is in sight, we can only name computers. But, for example, a cell phone, the pride of our time, is a mixture of radio and telephone, and television is a derivative of the radio. So our moaning today about the incredible speed of technology development is similar to laughter compared to what a generation of people captured in photographs survived. By the way, there were no photographs at the beginning of the 19th either.
  22. sledgehammer
    sledgehammer 10 October 2014 19: 29
    I’d like to get there now, change into everything and take a walk .. talk to people on the Red Square, stand next to the beer house to listen to what simple people say, take a picture on a smartphone laughing
    1. Karabanov
      Karabanov 11 October 2014 02: 31
      Selfies do not forget to do ... Eccentric.
  23. artgrad
    artgrad 10 October 2014 19: 41
    Mnda, revolution and change really needed Russia ...
    1. hyperion121
      hyperion121 11 October 2014 16: 40
      On the contrary. Look, the steamers go, the people are full, a couple of years and will replace cars and trams. It would be better not to have World War I and revolutions.
  24. Ironax
    Ironax 10 October 2014 22: 34
    It is strange to see these people, real people, their somewhat different faces from us against the background of our native places. How much the winds of change have plagued Russia over the past 100 years.
  25. bubnila-70
    bubnila-70 10 October 2014 23: 16
    drew attention - in one picture there are no people in bast shoes.
  26. elenagromova
    elenagromova 11 October 2014 01: 26
    Unprecedented purity is striking. Nowhere is a single litter.
    And not a single advertisement, how much better without them.
    But the common people are dressed poorly ... To put it mildly.
  27. Roman 11
    Roman 11 11 October 2014 03: 05
    Will this be painted? Or coronation? Germans painted Berlin!
  28. Roman 11
    Roman 11 11 October 2014 03: 39
    Like a time machine ...... these kind faces do not yet know that an atomic bomb will appear and a person will fly into space
  29. Prager
    Prager 2 November 2014 14: 44
    Wonderful selection of photos, sorry, a hundred without comment.