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    http://www.thespektator.co.uk/spg2.html

    There is a 100 photo pdf on the site above, all the photos were taken by a guy called Sergey Prokudin Gorsky between 1909 and 1917. There is even a colour photograph of Lev Tolstoy!

    I've picked out some of my favourites below:

    This guy was the emir of Bukhara, and a direct descendant of Ghengis Khan. He was thrown out by the bolsheviks several years after this photo was taken, and died in Dushanbe (tajikistan) in 1944.



    Two prisoners in shackles in Samarkand, present day Uzbekistan. God knows what happened to these poor *******s.



    I have no idea what or where this building is, but it rocks. Look at the tiny figure of the man on the right.



    Russian officers aboard a river boat in european Russia. The youngest of these guys would now be about 130 years old!


    http://www.thespektator.co.uk/spg2.html
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    (Original post by teadrinker)
    looks like obesity was as big a problem back then as it is now
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    this has already been done....
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    Awesome.
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    (Original post by my_boring_username)
    this has already been done....
    it has
    but this is a nice reminder, they're pretty (:

    there are some less cool, bordering on horrific ones in the old edexcel gcse textbook, haha, from before the revolution
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    in soviet russia picture take you
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    Bloody hell. Have these been digitally enhanced?
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    Noice! I thought the world was all black and white back then :ahee:
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Bloody hell. Have these been digitally enhanced?
    Nope. there is an article on the pdf which explains the process behind the photography. Basically he took the plates in quick succession through different coloured filters ( i imagine cyan, magenta and yellow?) then, when light is projected through all three simultaneously, you get a colour image.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    in soviet russia picture take you
    Yes, I don't doubt it, but the thing is, these are PRE Soviet!
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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing! :awesome:
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Beautiful, thanks for sharing! :awesome:
    glad you like them.

    on anpother note, isn't it funny how the coats worn by the officers in the final photo are now in fashion...
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    (Original post by Mr. Orange)
    looks like obesity was as big a problem back then as it is now
    you literally just made me cry
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    (Original post by Rzc)
    you literally just made me cry
    mind you, if i met him in real life i wouldn't say he was obese to his face seeing as he would probably run me through with his cutlass
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    (Original post by teadrinker)

    Two prisoners in shackles in Samarkand, present day Uzbekistan. God knows what happened to these poor *******s.
    Look at the bottom left and I think you'll find your answer
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    cool!
 
 
 
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