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  • Old Russian Photos

    Posted by Jonathan on April 2nd, 2005 (All posts by )

    Here’s a series of exhibitions of old photos from the USSR that’s worth looking at. The war photos are particularly striking (example) but everything is worth looking at.

    UPDATE: D.B. Light, in the comments, forwards this link to a larger collection.


    6 Responses to “Old Russian Photos”

    1. Lex Says:

      The photos of Stalingrad are remarkable.

    2. Says:

      Early Soviet Uzbekistan

      Party Meeting, 1930:

      Ferghana Oblast’ Bazaar, 1927:

      Construction of the Grand Ferghana Canal, 1939:

      Some of those hats look rounder than one would currently find them… Plus check out how the woman at the right of this photo is …

    3. Richard Heddleson Says:

      The prices more so.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      Yeah, they are pricey. OTOH, the higher they are priced the longer they are likely to be available for viewing on the Web.

    5. D.B. Light Says:

      This seems to be excerpted from the much larger collection at the Howard Schickler Fine Art Gallery in Brooklyn. These are on the web at

      I blogged the site a few days ago here:

      Check out the larger collection — history of golf, early astronomy, space flight, Italian futurism, chimps in space, etc.

    6. incognito Says:

      Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.