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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. (They are all in the public domain.)
1649 - A legal code makes serfdom hereditary c. 1864 - Tsar Alexander II - The Liberator Tsar Alexander II's study in the Winter Palace Imperial champagne glass An old serf
1861 - Reading the Emancipation Manifesto c. 1865 - Man with a pail c. 1865 - Priest 1868 - Check for $7,200,000 to pay Russia for the purchase of Alaska c. 1871 - Locksmith and assistant
c. 1871- Potato seller c. 1871 - Washerwoman c. 1871 - Keeping warm April 1878 - Cossacks celebrate before leaving for service 1880 - Ivan Turgenev
c. 1880 - Officers of the Imperial Russian Army 1881 - Alexander II Tsar Alexander III 1881 - Assaulting a Jew in the presence of the military
Cossacks on horseback 1905 - Pogrom in Odessa 1899 - Victim of a pogrom 1881 - Aftermath of a pogrom Maria Feodorovna with her three eldest children
1883 - Coronation of Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna 1884 - Polytechnical Museum 1886 - Old GUM, Moscow Infantry regiment and its band February 1887 - Fifty Lashes
1888 - Tsar Alexander III with his family October 1888 - Imperial train wreck 1888 - Kuznetsky Most Street 1890's - Siberian Cossack c. 1890 - Woodsmen
c. 1890 - Sick with typhoid 1890 - Convicts on a boat to Sakhalin Island 1890 - Sleeping Beauty ballet 1892 - Tchaikovsky with Bob 1891 - The famine was so terrible it stunned even the Royal family
1892 - Famine 1893 - Sailors of the Imperial Russian Navy 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 c. 1895 - The Richelieu stairs 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 - Leo Tolstoy 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 c. 1899 - Final scene of Chekov's Uncle Vanya 1898 - Regimental Officers of the Imperial Army
1898 - Russian Imperial Cavalry 1900's - Boys working on a street in Moscow c. 1900 - Three Imperial pages with two soldiers c. 1900 - Man on a troika Klezmer musicians
1900's - Beggar with a Ukrainian Lyra 1900's - Khitrov Market Open air market 1900 - Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky c. 1900 - Sergei Rachmoninov
1900 - Shopping in St. Petersburg Cossacks 1900 - Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky 1901 - 1st edition of Chekov's Three Sisters 1901 - Anton Chekov and Leo Tolstoy
1902 - Tolstoy 1902 - Leo Tolstoy, during illness, with daughter Tatyana 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
c. 1904 - Writer Maxim Gorky, literary critic Vladimir Stasov, and artist Ilya Repin 1904 - Scientist Ivan Pavlov 1904 - Grigory Rasputin with Major-General Putyatin and Colonel Lotman June 1904 - Fight for the Dalin Pass June 1904 - On the Dalin Pass
Russian soldiers stand above a trench of dead Japanese Execution of a Japanese spy 1905 - Russian battleship attacked and sinking Bloody Sunday, Jan. 1905 - Father Gapon leading unarmed workers... 22 January 1905 - Bloody Sunday massacre
1906 - Father Gapon hanged 1906 - Father Gapon autopsy Sheep shearing c. 1905 - Men and boys, outside their homes, making baskets c. 1905 - Tolstoy and family at Yasnaya Polyana
1905 - Writer Maxim Gorky prodding singer Feodor Chaliapin 1905 - Anna Pavlova as The Dying Swan 1907 - Leo Tolstoy and painter Ilya Repin 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
c. 1910 - Egorov bath house 1910 - Fabergé workshop Fabergé Easter eggs November 1910 - Ilya Repin reading of Tolstoy's death 1910 - Portrait of writer Korney Chukovsky (in black and white)
1910 - Girl in a hat 1900's - Together 1910 - Moscow flooded 1911 - Medical assistant with a convict 1912 - Officers of the Imperial Horse Guards
c. 1912 - Church of St. Nicholas 1912 - Grigori Rasputin 1912 - Prince Felix Youssoupoff in costume of 18th century Russia 1913 - The Imperial family 1913 - Cathedral
1913 - Stanislavski as Argan in Moličre's The Imaginary Invalid 1914 - Pavlova (standing center) with other ballerinas 1914 - Postcard: Tango 1914 - Over 65 million men go to war Russian Imperial Army Officer
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 c. 1914 - Nicholas Hall as hospital
Sergei Prokofiev 1915 - Feodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov (Act 2) 1916 - Vladimir Lenin 1916 - Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich and his son Valdimir (far left) 1916 - Tsar and children with Cossacks of the Imperial Guard
Mauve Room, Alexander Palace 1916 - Country teacher with her family 1917 - Credit Lyonnais 1917 - Flooding in Moscow 13 March 1917 - Part of The Great Funeral
1917 - Alexander Kerensky 1917 - Soldiers of the Provisional Government August 1917 - Lenin in disguise 1917 - Alexander Kerensky with troops on the Western Front 18 March 1917 - Women workers demonstrating....
October 1917 - Storming the Winter Palace 1917- Room of the Grand Duchess Tatiana 1917 - October Revolution, Civil War 1917 - October Revolution - Civil War 22 September 1917 - Leon Trotsky
1917 - White Russian officer The Red Army before being sent into battle 1919 - Red Guards during the civil war 1919 - Graduates of the Red Army officer training school c. 1919 - Leon Trotsky with Red Army soldiers
1919 - Volunteers for the White Army March 1919 - Joseph Stalin 1919 - May Day rally in Red Square 1920 - Peasants getting electricity for the first time 1920 - Bolshevik
1920 - After the revolution 1921 - Red Army has finished off enemies of the people 1921 - Famine 1921 - Waiting for food 1921 - 1st  American food shipments arriving
1922 - The Forgotten Rescue