Russia! Turn o’ the Century! In COLOR!

Wowowow! Back in the 1900’s, Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii figured out a way of photographing in color, using three black and white photos shot simultaneously with red, blue, and green filters in place. When he projected them back, he could combine the three (much like in printing) and attain a color image. Now the Library of Congress has painstakingly recombined the original negs into simply amazing color photographs of a world few have seen except for old, grainy black and white. Looks like it was shot yesterday…damn!
The Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated (A Library of Congress Exhibition)

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