Prokudin-Gorsky: Tsarist-era Uzbekistan captured in rare color photographs, 1907-1911

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A few years before being commissioned by the tsar Nicholas II to photograph the Russian Empire in color, photographer Prokudin-Gorsky set off on an expedition to what is now Uzbekistan to observe a rare solar eclipse. The long trip to Uzbekistan failed in its main goal after cloud cover blocked any sights of the solar […]

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