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Russian Vineyard and Gazebo 1905-1915


The Library of Congress posseses several thousand images taken by  the photographer and scientist Prokudin-Gorskii.  Between 1905 and 1915 he produced a photographic survey of the Russian Empire.  While he used a variety of formats, the image featured in today’s post was made from triple-frame glass negatives taken with color separation filters.  These frames have been scanned and reassembled to produce the color image.  The image itself shows a vineyard surrounded by a forest with a gazebo in the background.  While I love the color space, the training of the vines is of particular interest.  Basically, a-frame supports have been made from branches to which slates of branches have been affixed.  The vines are trained on these trellis-like structures.  I have yet to study the history of vineyards in Russia so I do not know if this is typical of training for the period.

[Vineyards and gazebo]. 1905-1915. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection. [1]

[Vineyards and gazebo]. 1905-1915. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection. [1]


[1]  [Vineyards and gazebo]. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection. 1905 – 1915.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL:  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/prk2000002599/

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