Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Revolutionary Color.


Pavel sent me this link to some Russian color photography from the beginning of the last century, including the only known picture of Leo Tolstoy.

Though these images were made at about the time when my grandparents were born, they look as though they could have been taken yesterday. Amazing.

2 comments:

Marcia said...

Gorgeous! What a treasure!

Be said...

A little jarring, too. The windmills and the wooden churches were particularly impressive to me.