100 Years Ago in Russia

The links between photography and memory are almost unending.  Our perceptions of times and places are too often dictated solely by the technology that is/was/was not able to document that time and place.  “The Big Picture” from The Boston Globe‘s online site offers a gorgeously vivid view into life in Russia from 1909 to 1912.  What is most striking about the series of photographs is their vibrant color.  I was completely taken aback by how contemporary the sights and colors are– reminding me of how strongly we sometimes see the past in black and white despite it being lived in color.




For more photos visit boston.com.

About Amy L. Darnell

Teacher, scholar, student, wonderer, wanderer, fan, foe, friend, acquaintance, all of these and more, but ultimately just an Ohio daughter.
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