Archived Web Site Prokudin-Gorskii Images: Color photographs from the Russian Empire taken a century ago (1909-1915)

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Title
Prokudin-Gorskii Images: Color photographs from the Russian Empire taken a century ago (1909-1915)
Summary
The color images included in this Web site were obtained by automatically registering three images, originally captured by Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters to obtain a color image. The computer program that combines these three images to form a color composite image was written in MATLAB by Frank Dellaert using computer-vision technology commonly used in 'mosaicking'. By clicking the links you can view thumbnails of the almost 2000 images acquired by the Library of Congress. Each thumbnail is linked to a larger version of the corresponding color image. We know that Prokudin-Gorskii intended his photographic images to be viewed in color because he developed an ingenious photographic technique in order for these images to be captured in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters. He then presented these images in color in slide lectures using a light-projection system involving the same three filters.
Created / Published
United States.
Subject Headings
-  Waterways. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Railroad facilities. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Settlements. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Glass negatives. 1900-1920
-  Dellaert, Frank. . creator.
-  Prokudin-Gorskii, Sergei Mikhailovich. 1863-1944. . photographer.
-  Orthodox churches. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Digital photographs. Color. 2000-2010
-  Agriculture. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Industry. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Historic sites. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Expedition photographs. 1900-1920
-  People. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
-  Construction. Russia (Federation). 1900-1920
Genre
website
Form
electronic
Repository
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
Source Url
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/
Access Condition
None
Scopes
-  www.cc.gatech.edu/~dellaert/ (domain)
-  www.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/ (domain)
Language
English
Online Format
web page
Description
The color images included in this Web site were obtained by automatically registering three images, originally captured by Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters to obtain a color image. The computer program that combines these three images to form a color composite image was written in MATLAB by Frank Dellaert using computer-vision technology commonly used in 'mosaicking'. By clicking the links you can view thumbnails of the almost 2000 images acquired by the Library of Congress. Each thumbnail is linked to a larger version of the corresponding color image. We know that Prokudin-Gorskii intended his photographic images to be viewed in color because he developed an ingenious photographic technique in order for these images to be captured in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters. He then presented these images in color in slide lectures using a light-projection system involving the same three filters. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
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Prokudin-Gorskii Images: Color photographs from the Russian Empire taken a century ago -1915. United States, 2006. Archived Web Site. https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0012494/.

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