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April 17, 2006 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Sechtl-Vosecek. A collection of photographs taken over the last 150 years are in the process of being digitized. Check out the Sokol costume ball Šibřinky or take a trip from Bechyně to Tábor. Also available is a selection concentrating on Bukhara from the Prokudin-Gorsky Collection. And much, much, more.
posted by tellurian (7 comments total)
The Prokudin-Gorsky pictures are dazzling. Essentially, he took black and white photos through red, blue, and yellow filters and then projected them on top of each other through the same filters. The result is some incredibly vibrant colorful pictures of turn-of-the century rural Russain life. Cool.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:08 PM on April 17, 2006

Sorry, it's red, blue, and green filters. This is a good place to start browsing Prokudin-Gorsky's historic trip across Tsarist Russia. Hard to believe these pictures were taken 100 years ago.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:14 PM on April 17, 2006

I agree, an outstanding collection Slarty Bartfast. Here's the full untouched-up collection, preserved for future editing.
posted by tellurian at 9:22 PM on April 17, 2006

Actually, I found this Russian museum site (17 thumbnail pages) was easiest to flick through them.
Great stuff!
posted by peacay at 9:31 PM on April 17, 2006

[I mean to say....that Russian museum site is easiest for the Prokudin-Gorsky pictures. IMHO of course]
posted by peacay at 9:43 PM on April 17, 2006

really, these are the sharpest pictures I've ever seen from the period. I love the interior shots of the ballroom. The blossom festival looked amazing...
posted by Parannoyed at 12:19 AM on April 18, 2006

I really liked the blossom festival also.

This is a great post. The hand colored glass slides are amazing, and things like the pictures of the prisoners in Bukhara are fabulous.

posted by OmieWise at 6:03 AM on April 18, 2006

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