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Alley of Chamaerops Excelsus, Windmill Palm
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special color photography process to create a visual record of the Russian Empire. Some of Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from about 1905, but the bulk of his work is from between 1909 and 1915, when, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II and the Ministry of Transportation, he undertook extended trips through many different parts of the empire.
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Moozo Bamboo. Chakva
This 1905 photograph was taken on the territory of Georgia in the Caucasus. It shows a stand of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) on a hillside near the village of Chakva. Native to China and Japan, bamboo can grow to be very large, as is seen here in the comparison with the seated figure. This area of southern Georgia, with its semitropical climate along the Black Sea near the Turkish border, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of the southern Caucasus was taken by ...
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Bamboo. Chakva
This 1905 photograph was taken on the territory of Georgia in the Caucasus. It shows a stand of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) on a hillside near the village of Chakva. Native to China and Japan, bamboo can grow to be very large, as is seen here in the comparison with the man standing next to the trees. This area of southern Georgia, with its semitropical climate along the Black Sea near the Turkish border, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of the southern ...
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Bamboo in Front of Tea Factory. Chakva
This 1905 photograph was taken on the territory of Georgia in the Caucasus. It shows a stand of bamboo along a dirt road leading to a tea plantation at the village of Chakva. This area of southern Georgia, with its semitropical climate along the Black Sea near the Turkish border, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of the southern Caucasus was taken by the Ottoman Empire in the first half of the 16th century. In the 19th century the Russian Empire expanded into ...
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Chamaerops Excelsus Windmill Palm Lane (15 Years). Chakva
This 1905 photograph shows a lane of windmill palms (Chamaerops excelsus) in the village of Chakva, located in present-day Georgia in the Caucasus. The caption indicates that the palms are 15 years old. This area of southern Georgia, with its semitropical climate along the Black Sea near the Turkish border, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in Russia. Much of the southern Caucasus became part of the Ottoman Empire in the first half of the 16th century. In the 19th century, Russia expanded into this area, including the ...
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Bamboo. In Sukhumi Botanical Garden
These bamboo plants are from the Botanical Garden of Sukhumi, the major city of Abkhazia in the Caucasus. This area of the western Caucasus, with its semitropical climate along the Black Sea, was home to exotic floral varieties unknown elsewhere in the Russian Empire. Much of the Transcaucasian region was taken by the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. The Turks were expelled from Sukhumi in 1810, and the area was annexed to the territory of Georgia by the Russian Empire in 1864. Soon after, Sukhumi and its seaport became ...
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Rattan
This photograph, most likely taken in Singapore in the late 19th or early 20th century, is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890-1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an estimated 16,800 photographs and ...
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Thatched Roof Building in Palm Grove with People Gathered Around Trees and Building
Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands was the scene of the first post-World War II atomic tests, carried out by the United States to determine the effects of nuclear weapons on naval ships. This photograph, part of the record of the operation made by the U.S. Army Air Forces, shows inhabitants of the island gathered around a thatched-roof building in a palm grove. Before the tests, all 167 residents of Bikini were evacuated from their home island. Because of the high levels of radiation caused by the explosions over ...
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Thatched Roof Building Shaded by Palm Trees with People Standing at Entrance
Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands was the scene of the first post-World War II atomic tests, carried out by the United States to determine the effects of nuclear weapons on naval ships. This photograph, part of the record of the operation made by the U.S. Army Air Forces, shows people looking out from a typical thatched-roof building on Bikini. Before the tests, all 167 residents of Bikini were evacuated from their home island. Because of the high levels of radiation caused by the explosions over Bikini, neither they ...
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