Colorized Photos of 1931 Moscow

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Yesterday, we shared with you more colorized black & white photos from decades past. Today, we found a collection of photos from Moscow in the 1930's that seem to have been colorized with paint which give us a more vivid view of Russian life back then. What do you think of these tint alterations?

Photo via Retronaut

You’ve got the Red Square, the Kremlin, street sweepers, and protesters, all part and parcel of life in 1931 Russia. There’s not much artist info on these images we found on Retronaut, but these colorized vintage photos definitely give a fresh perspective on the way of Soviet life back then.

Photos via Retronaut

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written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-12 in #lifestyle #color #colorized #vintage #analogue-photography #russia #art #moscow

8 Comments

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    real fine work! these pictures look like real color picts!

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Find more colour Russian photos... I remember a Russian photo of the Emir of Dagestan(?) from ~1910 from a 3 plate negative. I think Russians may have invented colour photography.

  3. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Find more colour Russian photos... I remember a Russian photo of the Emir of Dagestan(?) from ~1910 from a 3 plate negative. I think Russians may have invented colour photography.

  4. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    "Grab any of the cultish, deadstock precision-built cameras from the facilities of Mother Russia in our Shop!"

    Pfft the only thing in the Russian Camera section in the shop is a door peephole.

  5. chourique
    chourique ·

    @herbert-4 Emir of Bukhara prokudin-gorskiy.ru/image.php?ID=2760
    Photo by Sergey Prokudin-Gorskiy

  6. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @chourique Thanx for the link!!

  7. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    @superlighter @herbert-4 @chourique You guys might like this article: Rare Color Photos of Czarist Russia www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2012/10/15/rare-color-phot…

  8. kangiha
    kangiha ·

    Great shots

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