Sunday, March 15, 2009 By Aaron Brown
And, on the subject of things that are close to Russia, via "TYWKIWDBI" here are some of the earliest known color photographs (from 1910-1915) taken in the waning days of the Russian Empire. Here's my favorite:
Caption: "A. P. Kalganov poses with his son and granddaughter… Kalganov displays traditional Russian dress and beard styles, while the two younger generations have more Westernized, modern dress and hair styles."
You see pictures like this in the paper on the Iron Range today only the older person is wearing a polyester Blatz Beer jacket, the middle person is wearing an Adidas jacket and the younger person is wearing a tube sock as a top.
(h/t Andrew Sullivan)