Photos by Prokudin-Gorskii

From the Library of Congress: “The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915…. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915.”

Man standing next to cotton in Sukhumi Botanical Garden, about 1910.

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