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About This Collection
William C. Brumfield, Professor of Russian Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, has extensively photographed and written about the wooden architecture of the Russian North, the jumping-off point for the explorers, traders, and missionaries who colonized Siberia. He also has photographed the distinctive architecture of such Siberian cities as Perm, Tiumen', Tobol'sk, and Tomsk. The William C. Brumfield Collection contains photographs given to the Library of Congress for inclusion in its permanent collections. The 1,100 photographs document the architectural heritage of pre-Soviet Russia, highlighting wooden buildings, and religious, commercial and industrial facilities, as well as some landscapes.