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In the early 1900s Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii constructed an ambitious plan for a photographic survey of the Tsarist Russian Empire that won the support of Tsar Nicholas II. Between 1907-1915 he completed surveys of eleven regions, traveling in a specially equipped railroad car provided by the Ministry of Transportation. His early color photography offers a vivid portrait of a lost world--the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from t...

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