Tsar Nicholas II

Century-old color photography from Russia

Century-old color photography from Russia

The blog Socyberty has collected a bunch of amazingly vibrant century-old photos by a Russian photographer named Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky. “With the blessing — and funding — of the Tsar, Nicholas II,” Socyberty writes, “[Prokudin-Gorsky] embarked on an extraordinary journey to capture the essence of Russia in full color photographs. Many of these pictures look…