The First Municipal Hospital at Orlinnoe Gnezdo [Eagle's Nest]


This photograph is from V pamiat’ piatidesiatiletiia osnovaniia goroda Vladivostoka i prisoedineniia Ussuriiskogo kraia, 1860‒1910 (In memory of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the city of Vladivostok and the annexation of the Ussuri Krai, 1860‒1910), an album commemorating the two events listed in the title. Vladivostok, Russia’s Far Eastern port city on the Pacific, was founded in 1860 by military officers tasked with creating a new city on Golden Horn Bay (Bukhta Zolotoy Rog). To build the city, the soldiers brought construction materials with them from their base at the inland city of Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. The album’s extensive collection of photographs includes a number of views of the bay and many collages of portraits of the city’s founding fathers. The panoramic views of the city show its growth over the 50 years of its existence. Vladivostok became the Pacific terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and the album contains several pictures of the line. Russia acquired the Ussuri Krai in 1860, under the terms of the Treaty of Peking concluded in that year with Qing dynasty China. While the album mainly deals with the city of Vladivostok, some of the photographs relate to the broader region, including one showing the first Russian settlers to the southern part of the region. The album is preserved in the National Library of Russia and was digitized for the Meeting of Frontiers digital library project in the early 2000s.

Last updated: February 7, 2018