Tworskoi (i.e., Tverskoi) Place, Moscow, Russia
This photochrome print of Tverskoi Place (Tverskaiaa Ploshchad) in Moscow is part of “Views of Architecture and Other Sites Primarily in Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). It provides a view from the back of the famous statue of the poet Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) by the Russian sculptor Alexander Mikhailovich Opekushin (1838–1923). Made of bronze and standing on a marble plinth, the statue was funded by public subscription and unveiled in 1880.
Detroit Publishing Company, Detroit, Michigan
Title in Original Language
Tworskoi (i.e.,Tverskoi) Plac e, Moscow, Russia
Type of Item
1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color
- The Detroit Photographic Company was launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. Husher. They obtained exclusive rights to use the Swiss "Photochrom" process for converting black-and-white photographs into color images and printing them by photolithography. This innovative process was applied to the mass production of color postcards, prints, and albums for sale to the American market. The firm became the Detroit Publishing Company in 1905.
Last updated: July 18, 2014