Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist
Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist
Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist
Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist
Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist
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Photograph Album Of Russia, Compiled By An American Tourist

1932. One hundred and forty-seven (147) vintage silver gelatin photographs, dated “Aug. to Sept. 1932”, each photograph captioned in white ink, “Bartons British Album” label on inside back cover, 18.8 x 24.5cm (album); 5.5 x 6cm to 6.5 x 11cm (photographs).

Captions include “Leningrad Station (illegal photograph, therefore taken at night)” and “A demonstration on the Red Square. Note Lenin’s mausoleum on the right; a corner of the Kremlin behind; and St Basil’s Cathedral in the centre background.” Two photographs are missing from the album, both with captions noting they were of the photographer himself.

This album was most likely compiled by an American tourist, who entered Russia from the Finnish border and travelled to Leningrad (St Petersburg), Moscow, the southern port city of Rostov-on-Don, and to Kiev in the Ukraine. The photographs show monuments, buildings, artworks, tour guides, and street scenes, as well as some bridges and railway stations, both forbidden to be photographed in the USSR for security reasons, which resulted in the arrest of the photographer at a station outside Moscow.

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Item #CL199-106

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  other currencies

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