Photo, Print, Drawing T︠S︡erkovʹ Sv. Nikolai︠a︡ na Sr.-Kariĭskomʺ promysli︠e︡. Церковь Св. Николая на Ср.-Карiйскомъ промыслѣ.
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- T︠S︡erkovʹ Sv. Nikolai︠a︡ na Sr.-Kariĭskomʺ promysli︠e︡.
- Церковь Св. Николая на Ср.-Карiйскомъ промыслѣ.
- St. Nicholas Church. Sredne-Kariiskii Mines.
- This photograph is one of 74 views taken in July 1891 by Aleksei Kirillovich Kuznetsov (1845-1928) and contained in the albumTipy i vidy Nerchinskoi katorgi(Views and inhabitants of Nerchinsk hard labor camps). The Nerchinskkatorgawas part of the katorga (forced labor) system of imperial Russia, located in the province of Transbaikalia (present-day Zabaykal'skiy Kray), near the Russian border with China. The katorga was administered by the Ministry of Interior and included prisons at Akatuy, Kara, Aleksandrovsk, Nerchinskii Zavod, and Zerentuy, all of which are depicted in the album. Common criminals and political prisoners alike were sent to these camps to work the nearby mines and their associated smelting plants. Gold was chiefly mined at Kara, silver and lead at Akatuy. Kuznetsov himself was a political prisoner, sentenced in 1873 to permanent exile in Siberia and six years of hard labor at the Kara mines. After completing his sentence, Kuznetsov received permission to settle in Nerchinsk, where he founded a local cultural society. In 1889 it moved to Chita. It is not clear how he received permission to visit the prisons of the Nerchinsk katorga and to create this graphic record of the prisoners and the conditions in which they lived and worked. The album is held by the National Library of Russia in Saint Petersburg and was digitized for the Meeting of Frontiers digital library project in the early 2000s. World Digital Library.
- Kuznetsov, A. K., 1845-1928, photographer.
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- Nerchinsk : [publisher not identified], 1891.
- - photographs
- - 1891
- - penal servitude
- - hard labor
- - Nerchinsk mines
- - Churches
- - Convict labor
- - Exiles
- - Onion domes
- - Orthodox churches
- - Prisoners
- - Wooden buildings
- - Russian Federation
- - Zabaykalsky Krai
- - Nizhnyaya Kara
- - List iz alʹboma "Tipy i vidy Nerchinskoĭ katorgi", No. 9.
- - Original image at: National Library of Russia
- - From the photo album "Типы и виды Нерчинской каторги."
- - Лист из альбома "Типы и виды Нерчинской каторги", No. 9.
- 1 photograph ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm.
- Views of the Nerchinsk Hard Labor Camps
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Kuznetsov, A. K, photographer. T︠S︡erkovʹ Sv. Nikolai︠a︡ na Sr.-Kariĭskomʺ promysli︠e︡. Russian Federation Nizhnyaya Kara Zabaykalsky Krai, 1891. [Nerchinsk: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018691439/.
APA citation style:
Kuznetsov, A. K., photographer. (1891) T︠S︡erkovʹ Sv. Nikolai︠a︡ na Sr.-Kariĭskomʺ promysli︠e︡. Russian Federation Nizhnyaya Kara Zabaykalsky Krai, 1891. [Nerchinsk: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018691439/.
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Kuznetsov, A. K, photographer. T︠S︡erkovʹ Sv. Nikolai︠a︡ na Sr.-Kariĭskomʺ promysli︠e︡. [Nerchinsk: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018691439/>.