25 Aug 2008

Гора Чернявского с востока.

In 1905-1916 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944), an early 20th century Russian photographer and researcher, has created "The Collection of the Splendors of Russia in Natural Colors" - a unique set of color photographs of the Russian Empire on the eve of the October Revolution of 1917.

The Color Collection Which Its Creator Has Never Seen in Color Completely

S.M.Prokudin-Gorsky has made at least 3500 triple negatives registering on a single glass plate three separate black and white images taken through the blue, green and red filters. Each negative is a triple black and white image. Although from some of the negatives Prokudin-Gorsky did make carbro color prints or slides, the author was never able to see his entire collection in color.

Today 1902 triple-frame glass negatives and 14 albums with monochrome control prints have survived and are preserved at the Library of Congress. In the year 2000 all of them have been scanned and are now available in electronic form from the Library of Congress Web site.


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