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08 October 2007

Turkestanskii Al'bom (Photo Album of 19th Century Russian Turkistan)


08 Oct 2007

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC, US

"The Turkestanskii Al'bom (Turkestan Album) provides a visual survey of Central Asia from the perspective of the Russian imperial government that took control of the area in the 1850s and 1860s. About 1,200 photographs, with some architectural plans, watercolor drawings, and maps [now digitised and published online by the LOC - ed.] are arranged in four parts.
* The "Chast' Arkheologicheskaia" (Archaeological Part) features views of Islamic architecture, chiefly in Samarkand. (2 volumes) [view description and images]
* The "Chast' Etnograficheskaia" (Ethnographical Part) offers individual portraits and daily life scenes of Uzbeks, Tadzhiks, Kazakhs, Kirghiz, and others. (2 volumes) [view description and images]
* The "Chast' Promyslovaia" (Trades Part) shows such occupations as textile production, mining, and baking. (1 volume) [view description and images]
* The "Chast' Istoricheskaia" (Historical Part) focuses on Russian military activities with battle maps and portraits of soldiers involved between 1853 and 1871. (1 volume) [view description and images] [...]

Konstantin Petrovich Von Kaufman (1818-1882), the first governor general of Russian Turkestan, commissioned the albums to acquaint Russians and Westerners with the region. The Russian orientalist A.L. Kun (also spelled Kuhn) compiled the first three parts, and the albums were formerly referred to as the Kun Collection. The other compilers included M.T. Brodovskii, M.A. Terentyev, N.V. Bogaevskii and photographer N.N. Nekhoroshev. The Military-Topographic Department, Military District of Tashkent printed the lithographic parts of each plate. The production work was primarily done in St. Petersburg and Tashkent in 1871-72.
To read the compilers' characterization of the project, view the foreword (English translation by Heather S. Sonntag) [PDF file, 28 kb., 1 p.]. [...]

No restrictions are known on publication or other forms of distribution of the images in the Turkestan Album. Please cite the source of the image with the credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [...]."

Site contents: * Introduction; * Access; * Obtaining Reproductions; * Permissions and Credits; * Related Resources; * Bibliography.

URL http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/287_turkestan.html

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Jeff Spurr (spurr--at--fas.harvard.edu), forwarded by central-eurasia-l--at--fas.harvard.edu

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