Norman Rockwell's research photos.
Norman Rockwell commissioned photos (which he meticulously directed) and then painted those photos. Here are some of them.
Revisiting Imperial Russia A Century Later
MeFi veterans will undoubtedly remember how amazed we all were in 2001 by the color photographs of rural Imperial Russia by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii.
Or maybe some of you newer members remember when we revisited that site in 2004
. Last year, photographers returned to a number of the original locations photographed by Prokudin-Gorkii to re-photograph the same locations as they are now. For the most part, little has changed.