The omplete Collection of S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky is Registered in High Resolution in Color

Hidden Visual Resource
of Historic Color Images

In the late 19th - early 20th century photographers in a number of countries used triple color technique for capturing color images. A camera registered on a single glass plate three sepatate black and white frames taken through the blue, green and red filters.Normally such negatives contain images of very high resolution. Unfortunately a very small portion of these historic negatives has survived. Those that did survive are preserved as triple black and white glass plates, and until recently few of them have been reconstucted and used in color.

The goal of this WWW site is to promote and facilitate access of the research community and the general public to this spectacular visual image of our civilization 100 years ago.

The photo above was taken by S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky in 1909,
Church of the Most Holy Mother of God, town of Belozersk, Russia

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