These rare color photos by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii document the Russian empire between 1909 and 1915. With the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled throughout the Russian empire in a specially outfitted train car conducting a photographic survey, , which owns the original slides.
Three Young Women, 1909
Study Near the Kivach Waterfall, 1915 - Large Size
Samarkand, Between 1905-1915
Karolistskhali River - Large Size
Emir of Bukhara, 1910