Russia in Color, c. 1900
August 22, 2010 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Russia in Color, at the beginning of the 20th Century. The Big Picture has posted a number of prints by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948. More here. This is a slightly different process than autochrome. Previously. Previously. Previously.
posted by outlandishmarxist (11 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I don't know what other tags to add to the existing most recent post, but we have really really seen this. -- cortex

Isn't this like, the fifth time this has been posted?
posted by Demogorgon at 8:53 PM on August 22, 2010

posted by dunkadunc at 8:54 PM on August 22, 2010

My uncle Vanya is going to love these.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:54 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Previously previously previously indeed!!

Yeah, it was re-re-re-re-posted just a few weeks back, I recall the deletion.

And in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ...
posted by barnacles at 8:59 PM on August 22, 2010

So I tried posting this yesterday, but with a url of:

which is almost exactly your link:

It turned up this post:

Mods/pb, it might make sense to strip ?.* when checking for dupes.
posted by A dead Quaker at 9:00 PM on August 22, 2010

Or even: \?.*
posted by A dead Quaker at 9:03 PM on August 22, 2010

it might make sense to strip ?.* when checking for dupes.

Since that suggestion was made within the last couple of weeks in MetaTalk, it's a dupe too.
posted by grouse at 9:14 PM on August 22, 2010

We hadn't seen these in this resolution before.

There's a reason why people think Big Picture is awesome.
posted by Anything at 9:16 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure this should be deleted. There are photos here that I haven't seen before, and I have scoured the Internet in search of more every time Prokudin-Gorskii's photos appear on the blue.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 9:19 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

There should be a MeFi Classics page with links that posted multiple times. Would be interesting to see what the most popular ones are.
posted by longdaysjourney at 9:30 PM on August 22, 2010

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