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Old Russia

These photos range in history from the reign of Tsar Alexander II, starting in the mid-1800's through the early 1920's. They are not always in chronological order but rather arranged to best tell the history of that time period. (They are all in the public domain.)
c. 1864 - Tsar Alexander II Imperial champagne glass Tsar Alexander II's study in the Winter Palace An old serf 1861 - Reading the Emancipation Manifesto
April 1878 - Cossacks celebrate before leaving for service Tsar Alexander III Cossacks on horseback 1905 - Pogrom in Odessa
1899 - Victim of a pogrom 1881 - Aftermath of a pogrom 1883 - Coronation of Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna 1888 - Tsar Alexander III with his family October 1888 - Imperial train wreck
1886 - Old GUM, Moscow c. 1890 - Woodsmen c. 1890 - Sick with typhoid 1890 - Sleeping Beauty ballet 1892 - Tchaikovsky with Bob
April 1894 - Tsarevich Nicholas engaged to Princess Alix of Hesse Peasant couple 1894 - Bridge across the Volga in Syzran c. 1895 - Peasant with pipe and dagger c. 1895 - Rumyantsev Museum (Pashkov House), Moscow
May 1896 - Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna May 1896 - One of 1,389 people trampled to death c. 1897 - Rimsky-Korsokov 1897 - Old Monk 1897 - Near a hospital-church
1897 - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 1897 - Members of Kerzhensky Old Believers monastery 1897 - Tramps in Nizhniy Novgorod 1898 - Chekov reading The Seagull to members of the Moscow Art Theatre 1900's - Boys working on a street in Moscow
Open air market c. 1900 - Man on a troika 1900 - Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky c. 1900 - Sergei Rachmoninov 1900 - Shopping in St. Petersburg
1901 - 1st edition of Chekov's Three Sisters 1902 - Anton Chekov and Leo Tolstoy 11 February 1903 - Tsar Nicholas II dressed as Alexis I 11 February 1903  - Grand Duke Michael 11 February 1903 - The entire imperial family
1903 - The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg 1903 - The Lower Depths or Scenes from Russian Life by Maxim Gorky 1904 - Scientist Ivan Pavlov Russian soldiers stand above a trench of dead Japanese Bloody Sunday, Jan. 1905 - Father Gapon leading unarmed workers...
22 January 1905 - Bloody Sunday massacre 1906 - Father Gapon hanged Sheep shearing c. 1905 - Tolstoy and family at Yasnaya Polyana 1905 - Writer Maxim Gorky prodding singer Feodor Chaliapin
1905 - Anna Pavlova as The Dying Swan Old Cossack couple Lighting up c. 1909 - Red Square, Moscow 1909 - Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate
December 1909 - Nijinsky Youth and beauty 1909 - Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren 1910 - Fabergé workshop Fabergé Easter eggs
1910 - Moscow flooded 1911 - Medical assistant with a convict 1912 - Grigori Rasputin 1913 - The Imperial family 1913 - Cathedral
1913 - Stanislavski as Argan in Moličre The Imaginary Invalid 1914 - Over 65 million men go to war Troops going to the front Women in the all-female Battalion of Death c. 1914 - The tsar among the troops
Wounded going to the rear Sergei Prokofiev 1915 - Feodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov (Act 2) 1916 - Vladimir Lenin 1916 - Country teacher with her family
1916 - Tsar and children with Cossacks of the Imperial Guard Mauve Room, Alexander Palace 1917 - Credit Lyonnais 1917 - Flooding in Moscow 13 March 1917 - Part of The Great Funeral
August 1917 - Lenin in disguise 1917 - Marching in St. Petersburg October 1917 - Storming the Winter Palace 1917- Room of the Grand Duchess Tatiana 1918 - Leon Trotsky
The Red Army before being sent into battle 1919 - Red Guards during the civil war 1919 - Graduates of the Red Army officer training school March 1919 - Joseph Stalin 1919 - May Day rally in Red Square
1920 - Bolshevik 1920 - Peasants getting electricity for the first time 1921 - Famine 1921 - 1st  American food shipments arriving