Photos by the Russian physician Alexei Abrikosov, who toured Europe with his brother, a Russian diplomat stationed in London in 1905-1908.

Pictures from the Caucasus, Turkey, and Iran featuring local people, architecture, street scenes, and the daily life of the military through the eyes of an army general stationed in the region.

Previously unknown photos of Eleonora Duse (the first woman on the cover of Time Magazine, left), Sarah Bernhardt, Théophile Gautier, and many other renowned women and men of letters, theater, music, and politics. These are original photos that until now could not have been found in the internet. 

All stages of building an innovative textile factory captured by a hired photographer in over 100 photos, from laying the foundation to new industrial design features such as skylight and individual lockers for the factory.workers.

Pictures of a model agricultural estate built from scratch by the graduate of the Bonn Agricultural University. The daily life of the estate owners, their costumed parties, picnics, hunting scenes, and of the farmers' field work.

An estate near Vitebsk, Belarus, was a place frequented by renowned Russian men and women of letters, who were part of the Russian Silver Age: poet Georgii Ivanov and his wife, dancer Gabrielle Ternisien; literary critic and poet Adelaida Gertsyk and her sister, translator Eugenia Gertsyk; Marina Tsveraeva and her sisters-in-law, and many others. The photos capture the daily life of the estate, its owners, and famous guests taking boat rides, picnicking, making berry pies, and ice-skating on a frozen pond. The estate was looted and burned down by the local peasants during the 1917 revolutionary events and never restored.

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