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Title
Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire
Summary
Photographic survey of Central Asia, primarily in and around Samarkand (Samarqand), Bukhara (Bukhoro), and Golodnaia Steppe (Betpak-Dala). Many views show vernacular architecture, madrasahs, mosques, minarets, and mosaics (including Bibi-Khanum, Bogoeddin, Gur-Emir, Passage of the Dead, Shakh-i Zindeh, Shir-Dar, the Registan, Tillia-Kari, the tomb of Baian-Kuli-Khan, and Uluk-Bek). Images also document bridges, canals, and dams. Includes landscapes of Zaravshan valley and mountain ridge (taken from Chapan-Ata), rivers, and apricot flowers and trees. Also includes a single image of an indigenous form of polo (Baiga) being played on a hillside, and a single image of a group of people in the Tian-Shan (Tien Shan) mountains, above the Saliuktin mines, observing a solar eclipse on January 1, 1907. Portraits show local inhabitants, often identified by ethnicity (Sarts, Jews, Kirghiz) or occupation (melon vendor, fabric merchant, native police, water carrier, flatbread vendor, mullah, shepherd). One portrait shows the Emir of Bukhara.
Contributor Names
Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1863-1944, photographer
Created / Published
1905-1915.
Subject Headings
-  Asia, Central--1900-1920
-  Russia (Federation)--1910-1920
-  Architecture--Asia, Central--1900-1920
-  Mosaics--Asia, Central--1900-1920
-  People--Asia, Central--1900-1920
-  Religious facilities--Asia, Central--1900-1920
-  Waterways--Asia, Central--1900-1920
Format Headings
Ethnographic photographs--1900-1920.
Group portraits--1900-1920.
Landscape photographs--1900-1920.
Photograph albums--1900-1920.
Photographic prints--1900-1920.
Portrait photographs--1900-1920.
Genre
Photograph albums--1900-1920
Photographic prints--1900-1920
Ethnographic photographs--1900-1920
Group portraits--1900-1920
Portrait photographs--1900-1920
Landscape photographs--1900-1920
Notes
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Hand-written Russian captions accompany most prints.
-  Digitized images of items and album pages display with their associated catalog records in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
-  Forms part of: Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ collection.
Medium
1 album (237 photographic prints) ; 27 x 41 cm. (album)
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 10338 (H) (Use Digital Images) [P&P]
Source Collection
Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1863-1944. Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
proka 0010a //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/proka.0010a
Library of Congress Control Number
2001696387
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication. For additional information about commercial usage, see "Prokudin-Gorskii ...," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/237_prok.html
Access Advisory
Restricted access. For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items.
Language
English
Russian
Online Format
image
Description
1 album (237 photographic prints) ; 27 x 41 cm. (album) | Photographic survey of Central Asia, primarily in and around Samarkand (Samarqand), Bukhara (Bukhoro), and Golodnaia Steppe (Betpak-Dala). Many views show vernacular architecture, madrasahs, mosques, minarets, and mosaics (including Bibi-Khanum, Bogoeddin, Gur-Emir, Passage of the Dead, Shakh-i Zindeh, Shir-Dar, the Registan, Tillia-Kari, the tomb of Baian-Kuli-Khan, and Uluk-Bek). Images also document bridges, canals, and dams. Includes landscapes of Zaravshan valley and mountain ridge (taken from Chapan-Ata), rivers, and apricot flowers and trees. Also includes a single image of an indigenous form of polo (Baiga) being played on a hillside, and a single image of a group of people in the Tian-Shan (Tien Shan) mountains, above the Saliuktin mines, observing a solar eclipse on January 1, 1907. Portraits show local inhabitants, often identified by ethnicity (Sarts, Jews, Kirghiz) or occupation (melon vendor, fabric merchant, native police, water carrier, flatbread vendor, mullah, shepherd). One portrait shows the Emir of Bukhara.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2001696387
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MODS Record
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Chicago citation style:

Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, photographer. Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire. Asia Central Russian Federation, 1905. to 1915. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001696387/.

APA citation style:

Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, S. M., photographer. (1905) Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire. Asia Central Russian Federation, 1905. to 1915. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2001696387/.

MLA citation style:

Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, photographer. Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire. to 1915. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2001696387/>.