NABOKV-L post 0010508, Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:53:02 -0800

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Fwd: Online color photos of Russian Empire 1905-1915
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This announcement from the Library of Congress may be of interest
to Nabokv-l readers for the one collection noted below


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The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division is
pleased to announce that a variety of colorful offerings are now
available in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

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"Prokudin-Gorskii Collection Color Composite Digital Images" -
Between ca. 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii took
photographs of the Russian Empire using an early color process. He
photographed through color filters onto triple-frame glass
negatives, producing images that could be printed or projected in
color. In response to researcher interest, the Library of Congress
contracted with Blaise Agüera y Arcas to make digital color
composites of all the negatives through an automated process. A
description of the process is available at:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokhtml/prokcompos.html.

To view the resulting images in PPOC, go to the Prints and
Photographs Online Catalog
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html, select the blue button
labeled: "Search the Catalog," and then scroll down the
alphabetical list of collections to "Prokudin-Gorskii Collection."
After selecting the collection, you can search the catalog records
or select the "Preview: Negatives in Color" link to view the color
composites.

More information about the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection is available
at:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokhtml/prokabt.html

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Stringer-Hye, Suellen
Vanderbilt University
Email: suellen.stringer-hye@Vanderbilt.Edu

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