While meandering aimlessly through the workday, I somehow (via kottke) stumbled upon this.

Which, in all seriousness, is a rather fascinating gallery of photographs of early 1900�s tsarist-Russia. The photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, took each picture through a red, green, and blue filter. He then utilized a so-called “magic lantern” in which he could simultaneously display all three negatives, rendering a color projection.

Anyway, through the magic of digital-something-something, Prokudin-Gorskii’s pictures have been recreated in full-color. If you�re anything like me (which I know you�re loathe to admit), you think that anything more than about 60 years ago actually existed in B&W;, so it�s really very interesting to see these images in color.

There’s something slightly surreal about seeing a picture of, what could be, contemporary children hanging out, and, then realizing it was taken over 90 years ago.

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