Photo, Print, Drawing V tundre. В тундре.

About this Item

Title

  • V tundre.

Other Title

  • В тундре.

Translated Title

  • In the Tundra.

Summary

  • This drawing is from a collection of travel sketches created in the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic during the 1920s-1930s. The Yakut ASSR--informally referred to as Yakutiya and known today as the Sakha Republic--covered a large region in eastern Siberia. It is the historical home of the Yakut (Sakha) people, a Turkic ethnic group who arrived in the region around the 13th century and who still make up almost half of its population. This collection of travel sketches was created by Leningrad artist Nikolai Dmitrievich Travin (1882-circa 1950) during an expedition to study the forces of production in Yakutiya. Travin graduated from the Department of Ethnography at Leningrad State University in 1925 and received his artistic training at the school of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts. During the 1930s, he worked as an artist on several expeditions to the Russian Far North. Beginning in 1932 Travin was employed at the Museum of the Arctic in Leningrad. He also worked during the 1930s as an illustrator for the state children's publishing house Detgiz. This collection of Travin's drawings depicts tundra landscapes (locally known as sendukha), northern villages, and Yakut dwellings. The drawings are housed in the Yakutsk State Museum of the History and Culture of Northern Peoples. The collection was digitized for the Meeting of Frontiers digital library project in the early 2000s. World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Travin, Nikolaj Dmitrievič, 1882-1950, artist.

Created / Published

  • I︠A︡kutii︠a︡ : [publisher not identified], 1934.

Subject Headings

  • -  oleni
  • -  upri︠a︡zhʹ
  • -  li︠u︡di
  • -  transport
  • -  narty
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Reindeer
  • -  Russian Far East
  • -  Siberia
  • -  Sleds and sleighs
  • -  Snow
  • -  Tundras
  • -  Yakut (Turkic people)
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • -  Sakha (Yakutiya) Republic
  • -  олени
  • -  упряжь
  • -  люди
  • -  транспорт
  • -  нарты

Notes

  • -  Original image at: Yakutsk State Museum of the History and Culture of Northern Peoples

Medium

  • 1 painting : watercolor and pencil on paper ; 28 x 35.5 cm.

Source Collection

  • Yakut Material Culture in Ethnographic Sketches of the 1920s-1940s

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018693649

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Travin, Nikolaj Dmitrievič, Artist. V Tundre. Russian Federation Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Republic Yakutiya Sakha, 1934. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018693649/.

APA citation style:

Travin, N. D. (1934) V Tundre. Russian Federation Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Republic Yakutiya Sakha, 1934. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018693649/.

MLA citation style:

Travin, Nikolaj Dmitrievič, Artist. V Tundre. [I︠A︡kutii︠a︡: publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018693649/>.