The Manhoff Archives
November 16, 2018 7:04 AM   Subscribe

The Manhoff Archives Stalin's Soviet Union comes to life in full color with the discovery of a long-hidden collection of images. Major Martin Manhoff spent more than two years in the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, serving as assistant army attaché at the U.S. Embassy, which was located just off Red Square at the beginning of his time in Moscow.

Manhoff took full advantage of his post, using his gifted photographic eye to capture hundreds of images of everyday life in Moscow and across the U.S.S.R.

It was only after his widow died that a Seattle historian, selected to help with the "trash" that the Manhoffs collected found boxes and boxes of photographs and movies - to include unedited "home" movies of Stalin's funeral, that the full value of the collection was realized.
posted by Man with Lantern (6 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Regrettably, there doesn't seem to be any way to remove the large black overlay text box that covers about a quarter of the screen.
posted by Weftage at 7:33 AM on November 16, 2018


Wow, the air looks so clean. And parts of Moscow look so very like the post-1949 parts of Beijing. Looking at those winter photos, you can almost feel the air in your lungs.
posted by Frowner at 7:45 AM on November 16, 2018 [3 favorites]


Regrettably, there doesn't seem to be any way to remove the large black overlay text box that covers about a quarter of the screen.

If you're using Firefox:

- Right-click the "The Manhoff Archives" box, select Inspect Element from the menu
- In the hml text box that pops up on the bottom of the screen right click the line '<div class="hero-wrap-top row sm">'
- select "delete node"
- click the x on the upper right corner of the html text to close it
posted by Reverend John at 9:49 AM on November 16, 2018 [2 favorites]


Amazing. Simply amazing.
posted by lstanley at 10:11 AM on November 16, 2018


Wow. Splendid photos.

Again, that weird historical shift you get from seeing a period normally represented in b+w shunted into color.
posted by doctornemo at 1:30 PM on November 16, 2018 [1 favorite]


Genius, Reverend John. Thank you.
posted by Weftage at 5:40 AM on November 17, 2018


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