Monks, Russia, 1900s
Cairo, Egypt, 1900s
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Port of Alexandria, Egypt, 1900s
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ABOUT THE ARCHIVES

ZolotarevArchives is a collection of original photos made by early amateur photographers. These images offer a spontaneous look at people around the world at home, work, and travel.

All images are free for download and non-commercial use. Just mention our website in credits.

 

Photo: Monument to Victor Emmanuel II on Riva degli Schiavoni. Venezia, Italy. Before 1908.

Meet The Folks

Mikhail 

Mikhail has been collecting early photography since the mid-70s. His collection currently numbers over 30,000 items. He is the inspiration, the founder, and the director of the Archives.

Alice

Alice, a digital resources librarian for  Islamic art and architecture, joined the Archives in 2006. She researches the collection, designs exhibitions, and develops website content.