Russian Valais 19th century

Description of Russians of the 19th century - the common people of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
I wonder what long ago our people were? - Then look!
Shopping people, servicemen, artisans, peasants ...

Photo credits: J. Monstein and William Carrick.
The pictures were taken from about 1860.
Because of the poverty of the middle class in Russia, they were not popular and commercial success. Therefore, these photographs were intended mainly for the tourist market, ie for export.


























































































































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