ZolotarevArchives is an international collection of glass plates, film, and original photographs made by early amateur photographers.

Exhibitions are selected photos, which provide the story behind the images. Collections are large raw depositories of images, which can be expanded, downloaded, shared, and liked. All images can be downloaded for free. Just mention our website in credits.

We would appreciate any corrections or comments, as well as likes and references to our site.


Each day we make more of our collections available online. Check our blog for stories and news.






Images from this site can be used free in any form for non-commercial purposes and with a reference to ZolotarevArchives by name or link.


If used for scholarly or news publication, we kindly request a courtesy link or a gratis copy of the publication.

Please contact us for suggestions on how our hi-res images can be used in your project.

Photos from our collection have been used in publications, for marketing, to decorate historic buildings and offices, and for other commercial purposes.

- Help us Identify places and people in the photos

- Let us know about the errors on our website

- Donate your original historic images, glassplates, or film, or

- Make a small contribution, which will help us do research, acquire new items, and continue offering our images free to the public.