Collection Items

  • Collection
    Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Originally published under the title “The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection of Early 20th Century Color Photographs of Russia at the Library of Congress: Unexpected Consequences of the Digitization of the Collection, 2000-2017,” in Slavic & East European Information Resources, 18 no.3/4 (Fall/winter 2017), pages 223-230. This article is a work of the U.S. government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States)
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905

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  • Article
    Biographic Information Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Na drezini︠e︡ u Petrozavodska po Murm. zh.d. [On a handcar along the Murmansk railroad near Petrozavodsk]. Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, photographer [1915]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. LC-DIG-ppmsc-03951 Born in the settlement of Funikova gora, in rural Vladimir Province east of Moscow, in 1863, and educated as a chemist, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii devoted his career to the advancement of photography. He...
    • Date: 1905
  • Article
    Russia in Color Photographs, 1905-1914 (Originally published under the title “The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection of Early 20th Century Color Photographs of Russia at the Library of Congress: Unexpected Consequences of the Digitization of the Collection, 2000-2017,” in Slavic & East European Information Resources, 18 no.3/4 (Fall/winter 2017), pages 223-230. This article is a work of the U.S. government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States)
    • Date: 1905
  • Web Page
    Technical Information Digitizing the Collection Using an overhead capture MARC II digital camera, JJT, Inc. of Austin, Texas, scanned the various elements of the Prokudin Gorskii Collection between September and November 2000.
  • Article
    Reconstructing Prokudin-Gorskii's Color Photography in Software Originally, the Prokudin-Gorskii plates would have been viewed using a projector with three lenses, each projecting colored light, produced using the same filters as those used to photograph the corresponding exposures. Blue, green and red light would have mixed on the projection screen to produce full-color images. Today, we have the means to combine the three exposures by computer, producing full-color digital reconstructions of...
  • Web Page
    Related Resources Selected Bibliography Adamson, Jeremy, and Helena Zinkham.
  • Article
    Color Photography Method Introduction Lantern Projector from: Thomas Cradock Hepworth, Book of the Lantern. New York: Edward L. Wilson, 1889 Prokudin-Gorskii created his negatives by using a camera that exposed one oblong glass plate three times in rapid succession through three different color filters: blue, green, and red. For formal presentations, he printed positive glass slides of these negatives and projected them through a triple lens magic...
    • Date: 1905
  • Web Page
    Rights and Access The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material.
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ėti︠u︡d u vodopada Kivach. [Ri︠e︡ka Suna] Prokudin-Gorskii, reclined on boulders, near rapids.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1915
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ėti︠u︡d u vodopada Kivach. [Ri︠e︡ka Suna] Prokudin-Gorskii, reclined on boulders, near rapids.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1915
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Gruppa. (I︠A︡ s dvumi︠a︡, Murman) Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ and two men in Cossak dress(?) seated on the ground.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1915
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [On the Skuritskhali River. Study, Orto-Batum village]
    Po r. Karolit︠s︡khali (On the Karolitskhali River)
    1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation ; 24 x 9 cm. | Prokudin-Gorskiĭ in suit and hat, seated on rock beside the Skuritskhali River, with mountains in background. The picture was taken in Orto-Batum village near Batum (Batumi). (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016)
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Na drezini︠e︡ u Petrozavodska po Murm. zh.d. 1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation ; 24 x 9 cm. | Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, an official and four railway workers(?)riding on a railroad handcar.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1915
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nochevka u kamni︠a︡ na beregu Chusovoĭ 1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation ; 24 x 9 cm. | Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii and others seated at a campsite.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1912
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Poster showing scientific illustrations of butterfly specimens, taken in the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg]
    [Poster showing scientific illustrations of butterfly specimens]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016) In album: Various views and studies, Russian Empire and Europe, LOT 10333, no. 68. Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Scuola San-Marco. Venice]
    Sobor Sv. Marka v Venet︠s︡īi (Saint Mark's Cathedral, Venice)
    In album: Various views and studies, Russian Empire and Europe, LOT 10333, no. 121. Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Rear part of the Gundukush Dam, Iolotan]
    [View of the top of a dam]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Cotton in the Murgab Estate]
    [Cotton field, probably in Golodnaia Steppe or Mugan Steppe]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016) Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Oven for cooking pilau, Bairam-Ali area]
    [Two men near stone structure, yurt in background]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Mazar (Sepulchre) of Akhmed Zamchi. Ancient Merv]
    [Adobe buildings, one with dome]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Cotton in the Murgab Estate]
    [Cotton plants, probably in Golodnaia Steppe or Mugan Steppe]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Bust of Jesus. Tver museum]
    [Bust of Jesus]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016) Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Water reservoir between the second and third dams of the old water supply system in the Murgab Estate, Turkmenistan]
    [Expanse of marshland]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Typical pylon of madrasah of the town of Bukhara, (Madrasah Nadir-Dewan-Beggi)]
    [View of arches and mosaics]
    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: International Research Project "The Legacy of S.M. Prokudin Gorsky" 2012-2016). Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, 2004. General information about the Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.prok Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress).
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905